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To Catch His Eye

The Lord said to Moses, "Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned away my anger from the Israelites; for he was as zealous as I am for my honor among them, so that in my zeal I did not put an end to them." Numbers 25:10-11

How much difference can one man make? Too often, the number opposing what is right can be so great; those who would choose correctly are overwhelmed.

Many of the Israelite men were opposing what they knew to be right. The Midianite women were too desirable to resist. What would it hurt to worship their gods as long as they got what they wanted? In their eyes, it wasn't hurting anybody... or so they thought.

God's zeal burned against the people. As had happened before, the nation was struck with a plague and many began to die. Before He stopped, twenty-four thousand Israelites were dead. If not for the action of one man, all the people might have been killed on that day.

The one man who made a difference was Phinehas, the grandson of the Aaron the priest. The zeal Phinehas displayed that day was enough to catch the eye of the Living God. It was enough to save an entire nation.

Lord, I want to have the zeal of Phinehas. He had such passion for righteousness! His action saved so many. I want to make that kind of difference in the world. But first, it needs to start at home. It needs to start in me.

Father, help me to seek first Your kingdom and all its righteousness. Make me a man who will do whatever it takes to face the enemy and arise the victor. Make me a man with zeal for You. Let me catch Your eye.

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