ZEALOUS FOR GOOD WORKS

By

Shelby G. Floyd

God expects us to take action with a fervent spirit. In the Bible this is called zeal. Zeal is “a mixed passion composed of grief and anger, fervent love and desire; for what a person loves earnestly, he is careful to see it honored, and grieved when it is dishonored.” Therefore, zeal is an emotion and translates a Greek word that means, “To boil with heat, be hot; metaphorically used of boiling love, anger, zeal for what is good or bad, fervent in spirit” (Thayer, page 271). Continue reading “ZEALOUS FOR GOOD WORKS”