Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites, when he manifested such zeal for my sake among them, so that I did not consume the Israelites in my zeal.
Certainly zeal for your house consumes me; I endure the insults of those who insult you.
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will devour me."
Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For see what this very thing, this sadness as God intended, has produced in you: what eagerness, what defense of yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what deep concern, what punishment! In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
However, it is good to be sought eagerly for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.
Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.