THOUGHT OF THE DAY
1. fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English zele < Late Latin zēlus < Greek zêlos
Numbers 25:11-13 AMP
 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the Israelites because he was jealous (zealous) with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My jealousy.  Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to Phinehas My covenant of peace.  And it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was jealous (zealous,impassioned) for [the unique honor and respect owed to] his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.'”
2 Corinthians 9:2 AMP
 for I know your eagerness [to promote this cause], and I have [proudly] boasted to the people of Macedonia about it, telling them that Achaia has been prepared since last year [for this contribution], and your enthusiasm (zeal) has inspired the majority of them [to respond].
Revelation 3:19 AMP
 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic (zealous) and repent [change your inner self-your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior-seek God’s will].