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B'Kano Ess Kinasi
Rashi explains this verse to mean that Pinchos (Phinehas) performed the
zealous act that Hashem would have performed. Although Hashem can do
anything effortlessly, it is praiseworthy to do something that Hashem would
have done. This is the point that Rashi is making about Pinchos' action.
Such actions are especially praiseworthy since they demonstrate one's love
for Hashem. When one shows that he wishes to "help" Hashem - even though he
realizes that Hashem does not actually need his help - he shows how much he
loves Hashem and wants to fulfill his will.
STANDING TALL - ALONE
Tachas Asher Kinei LeElo-kav
It is noteworthy that this verse refers to Hashem as "his (Pinchos') g-d",
inferring that Pinchos had an exclusive relationship with Him. Since Hashem
is the Master of the whole universe, He should have been referred to as the
G-d of all. The fact that He is called "his G-d" indicates that Pinchos
accepted the entire responsibility of defending Hashem's honor. He was
unaffected by anyone else's inaction. Thus, he earned the honor that this
verse accords him.