Simon never had a problem getting excited about things. He was called a “zealot” meaning a Jew full of passion, enthusiasm and activity. Simon’s problem was one of direction. His energies were being channeled in the wrong way. But when he yielded to the Master, Jesus Christ, the rebel became a soldier of the Cross. The fiery patriot became a dedicated disciple. Simon’s hatred of social corruption was turned into hatred of moral corruption, sin.
His natural strengths and energies, when placed under the total control of Christ, were changed into channels of spiritual power. He hated sin with the same intensity he had hated corrupt government. He was as dedicated and loyal to his new Master as he had been to the Zealots. He abandoned himself totally to the cause of Christ, just as he had done for the cause of patriotism.
When you as a Christian allow Jesus Christ to master your abilities and enthusiasms, loving Him and His will above all else, you will begin to taste the same kind of spiritual victory and power in your life that Simon the Zealot knew in his. The choice really is yours and yours alone to make.
Galatians 2:20, ‘I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.“