What Does The Bible Say About Zeal In Doing Good?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Ecclesiasticus 51:24 – For I have determined to follow her: I have had a zeal for good, and shall not be confounded.
Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Luke 12:49 – “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!
Luke 16:8 – The master commended the dishonest steward for his prudence; for the sons of this world are wiser in their own generation than the sons of light.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23 – To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
2 Corinthians 11:28-29 – And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?
2 Corinthians 12:15 – I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?
Galatians 4:18 – For a good purpose it is always good to be made much of, and not only when I am present with you.
Philippians 3:13-14 – Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
James 5:19-20 – My brethren, if any one among you wanders from the truth and some one brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 3:13 – Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is right?
Revelation 3:19 – Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent.