by Mike Vinson
If Christ is our example, then “the zeal of [God’s] house” should ‘eat us up’ also. The Greek word for ‘eaten’ here appears fifteen times in the New Testament. Of those fifteen times, twelve entries have been translated as ‘devour’ or ‘devoured’. So the zeal of God’s house had devoured Christ, and the zeal of God’s house ought to also be devouring each of us.
So what does it mean to be devoured by the zeal of God’s house? How would you and I be devoured or eaten up by the zeal of God’s house?