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Public worship-False Zeal exemplified.
Jn. 8: 1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives: 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down and taught them. — 18: 20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
Ac. 18: 4 He [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews, that Jesus was Christ. [See 430.]
747. Public worship with social prayer, praise and reverence.
Lev. 18: 30 Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
1 K. 8: 22 Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven.
Ps. 89: 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
Mat. 26: 30 When they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Heb. 12: 28 Receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear; 29 For our God is a consuming fire. [See 528-9.]
748. False Zeal exemplified.
1 K. 18: 28 They cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
Mat. 23:15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Ac. 22: 3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
necessary, to overcome.
True Zeal exemplified and required
Rom. 10:2 I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Gal. 1: 13 Ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it; 14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 4: 17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
749. True Zeal exemplified and required.
Num. 25: 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel (while he was zealous for my sake among them) that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: 13 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.
Ps. 119: 139 My zeal hath consumed me; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
2 Cor 7: 11 Behold this self-same thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of ourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge!
Gal. 4: 18 It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Col. 4: 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Tit. 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. [See 1.]
750. Zeal necessary, to overcome "the world, the flesh and the devil," and obtain the heavenly inheritance.
Lk. 13: 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
1 Cor. 9: 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means
Zeal necessary, to overcome.
when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Ep. 6: 12 We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication.
1 Pet. 4: 7 The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.