Today’s Reading – Zechariah 7-8
But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace. Don’t scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, says the Lord.” Here is another message that came to me from the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The traditional fasts and times of mourning you have kept in early summer, midsummer, autumn, and winter are now ended. They will become festivals of joy and celebration for the people of Judah. So love truth and peace. (Zechariah 8:16-19 NLT)
God’s message to show mercy to others, love justice, obey God and love others is always the same. The prophets said it in different ways but the message never varied.
Application to me – How closely do I follow what God desires? Something to think about today.
Warren Weeks – December 25, 2013