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Godly zeal utilizes talents and builds up the church (1 Corinthians 14:12, “…since you are zealous for…gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.”)

Godly zeal gets others excited for the Lord (2 Corinthians 9:2, “…your zeal has stirred up the majority.”)

Godly zeal promotes goodness (Galatians 4:18, “But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always…”)

Godly zeal is concerned for others (Colossians 4:13, “For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you…”)

Godly zeal culminates in kind deeds (Titus 2:14, “…His own special people, zealous for good works.”)

So…let’s get excited for the Lord and His cause and go forth! “…be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day…” (Proverbs 23:7)

Edd Sterchi
Broadway church of Christ
Campbellsville, KY

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