“An Israelite man came bringing a Midianite woman to his relatives in the sight of Moses and the whole Israelite community while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. When Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw this, he got up from the assembly, took a spear in his hand, followed the Israelite man into the tent, and drove it through both the Israelite man and the woman — through her belly. Then the plague on the Israelites was stopped,
“Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites because he was zealous among them with My zeal, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My zeal. Therefore declare: I grant him My covenant of peace.”
Numbers 25:6-8, 11-12 HCSB
Phinehas, Aaron’s grandson was zealous with the Lord’s zeal, and was blessed. He hated what the Lord hated, and presumably loved what the Lord loved. This separated him because everyone has passions, but not everyone’s great passion aligns with that of the Lord.