Zealous

So, in Nehemiah’s day, the people of Israel are rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. They were literally working and fighting for their lives at the same time.

Baruch , son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section (Nehemiah 3:20)

Now, I would think that this would be a given, for everyone. The enemy was out there and they weren’t just aiming for Baruch. They were all in this together. So what made this one guy stand out?
Fast forward to today.
We are surrounded by humanism, satanism, witchcraft, pornograhy, gambling, divorce, infidelity, alcoholism, selfishness and so many other things. At the heart of it is a force of evil, not trying to show you a good time. The goal of satan and his allies is your death.
Where do you stand? That’s critical. Do you believe in Jesus or not?
Then, you might want to look at how you’re standing. There are people that are counting on you, looking to see who you are. They want to know who you are, what you’re made of, what you believe. And it will mean so much more if you actually believe what you say you believe.
And, on a side note, it is interesting to me that the one who is zealous is named Baruch.
Praise. I think it may be saying to us that those who really believe can’t BE anything but people who worship.
And hey, in battle, it seems to often help to stick close to the crazy ones.
Be worshipers. Be crazy! Be zealous!!

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About Matthew Hawkins

I have spent years in worship ministry, leading, playing guitar, bass. I have walked with Jesus for 35 years and find that many of those years were spent running in circles. I want to write to show that God did not let those years be wasted. He is good and has been teaching me all along. This is my chance to tell my story.
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2 Responses to Zealous

  1. hawkinsm6 says:

    For all who read this, here is an example of my thoughts gone wild. Too many things to say and not enough time to say them all.

  2. I think you said it perfect. Worshipping in the midst of pain and battle is seen as crazy by many. But praise is essential.

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