Numbers 25:13 says, “And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” The context of the passage shows us that this verse is speaking of the zeal of a man by the name of Phinehas. Phinehas was the grandson of Aaron the high priest. One day, an Israelite man brought a heathen woman into the camp with the intention of having an illicit relationship with her. The whole congregation, including Moses, saw what this man was doing, but the sin was so open, they were not sure what to do. The Bible says in that very moment, when the entire congregation was paralyzed with uncertainty and fear, Phinehas rose up. He took a javelin in hand, went after the sinful couple, and slew them in their tent. God has not called us to go after people and slay them, but he has called us to be zealous for him. He has called us to stand up, even when no one else, including leadership, are standing up. It was the object of Phinehas’ zeal that caught my attention. He was zealous for his God. Our problem is not a missing zeal, it is a misdirected zeal. Everyone is zealous about something. It may be sports, it may be hunting, it may be shopping, it may be underwater basket weaving (I don’t know if people do that or not). The point, is we all have passion points. But where is the zeal for God? Where are the Christians that get fired up and excited to spend time with God in His Word and prayer? Where are the Christians that get pumped about going to His house and serving Him? How is your zeal for God?