Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
This recalled to His disciples the words of Scripture, "My zeal for Thy House will consume me."
Do not be indolent when zeal is required. Be thoroughly warm-hearted, the Lord's own servants,
2 Corinthians 7:11
For mark the effects of this very thing--your having sorrowed with a godly sorrow--what earnestness it has called forth in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing affection, what jealousy, what meting out of justice! You have completely wiped away reproach from yourselves in the matter.
It is always an honourable thing to be courted in an honourable cause; always, and not only when I am with you, my children--
who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works.
"Then all those bridesmaids roused themselves and trimmed their torches.