Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
March 6, 1952

A Need For Zeal

Forrest D. Moyer, Tucumcari, New Mexico

It seems to me that the greatest need for the majority of the members of the church is the need for zeal. Zeal without knowledge is dangerous, but zeal with knowledge is absolutely necessary for a home in heaven. Hear what the Lord says:

"But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing." (Gal. 4:18)

"Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Tit. 2:14)

"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent." (Rev. 3:19)

Since zeal means "ardor for a cause, enthusiastic devotion" we understand that God requires us to be enthusiastic in our devotion and service to him. So long as we have the attitude that we can rock along slowly and slothfully in His cause, we can never accomplish great things for the Lord. Without zeal we cannot go to heaven and that means—you guessed it—Hell.

Zeal will lead us to more godly living. Zeal will cause us to be a praying people. Zeal will lead us to a deeper study of God's word. It will cause us to be present for every service of the church. Zeal will lead us to seek the salvation of other souls.

Do you have zeal? Do you have an "ardor" for Christ's "cause"? Are you "enthusiastically devoted" to Christ? If not, you are not obeying the above scriptures, and cannot be saved.

We Have A Need For Zeal.