Passion is required when it comes to taking care of your body! You gotta love it! Staying healthy shouldn’t be something that we dread. That kind of attitude will eventually cause someone to fizzle out!
Yet knowledge is also required! There’s so much garbage out there that many people blindly follow. Without the knolwedge of how to exercise and eat properly one could get hurt.
Too many want instant results. They are excited, zealous, passionate, as long as it doesn’t take too long to get results. They will be disappointed for sure!
Passion and Knowledge are required!
Isn’t that also true with respect to following God?
Passion is required and knowledge! Just as we are excited about exercise, should we not also be fired up about following God? Hopefully, we are.
Why is it that some Christians can have so much knowledge and yet struggle to be zealous?
No zeal to talk to others about Jesus. Lack of zeal to sing in worship services to the one who gave us Everything! How can that be?
While zeal is great there must also be knowledge!
For I testify about them that they have a ZEAL for God, but not in accordance with KNOWLEDGE.
For not knowing about Gods righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”
Do you see the connection with zeal and knowledge? Both are necessary. Do you see it?
How zealous was Paul? Go back and read Romans 9:1-3 where he said,
“I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart.
“For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh…”
Ummmm…whoa! Wow! Do you understand what Paul said?
He was in Christ! In Christ is where salvation is found. Yet he said, he would become separated from Christ for the sake of his Jewish brethren. Wow! What love! What passion! What knowledge!
Zeal and Knowledge…
Important ingredients for physical transformations…
Necessary ingredients to be pleasing to God!