1185 God, zeal of

1185 God, zeal of

The intense and protective commitment of God to his people and to his purposes which seeks a passionate and obedient response. The zeal of God is often linked with the idea of the “jealousy of God”, in which God refuses to contemplate his people giving their allegiance or affection to another.

God in his zeal demands exclusive loyalty from his people

Ex 20:5 The jealousy of God implies that he seeks for and insists on exclusive loyalty which is due to him and which will benefit those who give it. See also Ex 34:14; Dt 4:24; Dt 5:9; Jos 24:19; Na 1:2

God’s zeal for the honour of his name

Isa 42:8 See also Ex 20:7; Dt 32:51; Isa 48:9-11; Eze 20:9,14,22; Eze 36:20-23; Eze 39:7,25

God’s zeal on behalf of his people

Zec 1:14 See also 2Ki 19:31 pp Isa 37:32; Joel 2:18; Zec 8:2

God’s zeal to establish the Messiah’s reign

Isa 9:7

God’s zeal is aroused by his people’s idolatry

Dt 32:16 See also Dt 29:20; Dt 32:21; 1Ki 14:22; Ps 78:58; Eze 8:3,5; Eze 16:38; Eze 23:25; 1Co 10:21-22

God’s zeal in judgment

He judges the nations Eze 36:5-6; Eze 38:18-19; Zep 1:18; Zep 3:8

He restrains his zeal in judgment Eze 16:42 See also Nu 25:11

God’s people appeal for his zeal to be shown Isa 63:15 See also Ps 74:10-11; Isa 26:11

God’s people reflect his zeal

Nu 25:11-13 See also 1Ki 19:10,14; Pr 23:17; Ro 12:11

See also

1025God, anger of
1045God, glory of
1065God, holiness of
1075God, justice of
1345covenant
2230Messiah, coming of
5467promises, divine
8370zeal
8768idolatry
8773jealousy
9210judgment, God’s

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