Morning devotion: Read Psalm 119

Psalms 119:139  ¶My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 

Knowing the Lord, really knowing the Lord brings great Zeal in ones heart. Job knew God after great trial.

Job 42:5  I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

David knew the Lord, and Paul knew the Lord; in knowing they had a zela for God.

Zeal can be manifest in many ways. Men have great zeal for sports, or activities, or music or a myriad of different things in life. When Paul was unsaved and named Saul, he had a great Zeal for religion. In fact, his zeal was so great, he persecuted the real Christians unto death.

Acts 22:4  And I persecuted this way (the Christian way) unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women. 

Acts 26:11  And I punished them (the Christian) oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

After Jesus saved Paul, Paul had his eyes opened to the truth. He, in his new knowledge of the Holy One, said that those who follow religion have a zeal without knowledge.

Romans 10:2  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Oh, my Christian friend, develop a zeal with knowledge in Christ, in His word.

David said: Psalms 119:139  ¶My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

There is a lost world full of lost people who have forgotten God’s words and need the truth in Christ Jesus. Develop a zeal for good works so others can see Christ in you.

John 13:35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Titus 2:14  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook