God loved the fact that Phinehas was so concerned with honoring Him and that he was bold in his devotion to the Lord that he blesses him as you keep reading chapter 25. I know this is Old Testament but I really feel God loves when we are zealous for Him and stand up for Him when people are not living a way that is honoring to Him. Zealous means; full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent. Do these characteristics show in our walk with the Lord? I thank God for Jesus and shedding His blood so my sins can be forgiven. That makes me want to work harder to live and love like Jesus did and be a zealous follower of Him.
Mark 8:38 says, “If anyone is ashamed of Me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
Read it and live it and have the zeal to pronounce your love for the Lord. Amen