We glorify God, by being zealous for his name. ‘Phinehas hath turned my wrath away, while he was zealous for my sake’ (Nu. 25:11). Zeal is a mixed affection, a compound of love and anger; it carries forth our love to God, and our anger against sin in an intense degree. Zeal is impatient of God’s dishonour; a Christian fired with zeal, takes a dishonour done to God worse than an injury done to himself. ‘Thou canst not bear them that are evil’ (Rev. 2:2). Our Saviour Christ thus glorified his Father; he, being baptized with a spirit of zeal, drove the money-changers out of the temple. ‘The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up (John 2:14-17).