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The Zeal of the Lord of Hosts Will Perform This

Isaiah 9:7 KJV

[7] Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

All that is said in this verse, and in the context, respecting the incarnation of Christ and his kingdom; the veracity, faithfulness, and power of God, are engaged to perform whatever he has purposed and promised; and his zeal, which is no other than his fervent flaming love, will move him to it, and is effectual to accomplish it; his fervent love for his own glory, which is his ultimate end in all his works of nature, providence, and grace, will engage him to fulfil whatever is foretold concerning the birth of Christ, and redemption by him, and his offices and kingdom;

Since this is greatly concerned in all these things, his zeal or fervent love to his Son, shown in giving all things into his hands, in committing all judgment to him, that men may honour him as they do the Father, will move him to increase his government and peace, and make him his firstborn higher than the kings of the earth; and his zeal or fervent love to his people will put him upon all this, since it is for their good, as well as for his own glory, and the honour of his Son; what the queen of Sheba said of Solomon may be said of Christ and his people, ( 1 Kings 10:9 ) .

- John Gill's Exposition of the Bible (Public Domain)

If duty calls, and suffering, too, My Lord! I’d follow Thee; As Thou hast done, so would I do, As Thou art, would I be.

With zeal inflamed, ’twas Thy delight To do Thy Father’s will; May the same zeal my soul excite Thy precepts to fulfill.

Meekness, humility, and love Did through Thy conduct shine; O may my whole deportment prove A copy, Lord! of Thine.

Depending on Thy sovereign grace, I’ll tread the heavenly road; With willing mind Thy footsteps trace, And climb to Thine abode.

O let me run the Christian race With diligence and speed! God’s word, His Spirit, and His grace, Do all to duty lead.

Did Jesus leave the realms of bliss To save from sin and hell? A love so wonderful as this Calls for a glowing zeal.

Zeal for God Author: Benjamin Beddome (1800) Tune: APOSTLES

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