What Does The Bible Say About Zeal For The Honor Of God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
3 Kings 19:9-10 – And when he was come thither, he abode in a cave: and behold the word of the Lord came unto him, and he said to him: What dost thou here, Elias? And he answered: With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant: they have thrown down thy altars, they have slain thy prophets with the sword, and I alone am left, and they seek my life to take it away.
Psalms 68:10 – For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Psalms 118:139 – My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.
Psalms 138:21-22 – Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pine away because of thy enemies? I have hated them with a perfect hatred: and they are become enemies to me.
Matthew 6:9-10 – Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.