Mesilath Yesharim (The Path of the Just), ch. 19:

And Elijah said (I Kings¬†19:10): ‘I have been exceedingly zealous for the Lord of Hosts…’ We have already seen what reward he received for his zealousness on behalf of his God, as is stated (Numbers¬†25:13): ‘Because he acted zealously on behalf of his God and atoned for the Children of Israel.’

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