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ZEAL FOR GOD

January 8, 2015

Thursday

 

Isaiah 59:17

 

For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

 

 

LESSON

 

As a warrior preparing for battle, the Lord made ready to defend His people. No weapon is mentioned, neither sword nor bow; for His own arm procures Him help, and this alone.

ZEAL is to be regarded as a cloak that covers all. The Christian man is to wear zeal as we wear an outward garment which covers all the rest of our garments. Zeal is all enveloping and should envelop all the powers of the Christian. He is to invest himself with faith and love with patience and perseverance, with hope and joy; but zeal must be over all these. We are not to be zealous with one part of ourselves, nor zealous in one particular duty only, nor zealous at one special season; but to be altogether zealous, for all Christ’s work, for all Christ’s truth, and at all times zealous not only in one good thing, but in all good things. We are to wear holy zeal as a cloak, in order to preserve the different parts of our soul from danger.

 

Memory Verse: Colossians 4:5

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