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A Call to Justice and Mercy
Today's Passage: Zechariah 7:1-14
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Or, for your convenience I have typed the verses below from the
New Living Testament (NLT).
Thank You for meeting us, LORD.
We welcome you into this place.
1. On December 7 of the fourth year of King Darius' reign,
another message came to Zechariah from the LORD.
2. The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech,
along with their attendants, to seek the LORD"s favor.
3. They were to ask this question of the prophets and the priests
at the Temple of the LORD of Heaven's Armies:
"Should we continue to mourn and fast each summer on the
anniversary of the Temple's destruction, as we have done for so many years?"
4. The LORD of Heaven's Armies sent me this message in reply:
5. "Say to all your people and your priests, 'During these seventy
years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and in
early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting?
6. And even now in your holy festivals, aren't you eating and
drinking just to please yourselves?
7. Isn't this the same message the LORD proclaimed through
the prophets in years past when Jerusalem and the towns of Judah
were bustling with people, and the Negev and the foothills of
Judah were well populated?'"
8. Then this message came to Zechariah from the LORD:
9. "This is what the LORD Of Heaven's Armies says:
Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.
10. Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor.
And do not scheme against each other.
11. "Your ancestors refused to listen to this message.
They stubbornly turned away and put their finger in their ears to keep from hearing.
12. They made their hearts as hard as stone,
so they could not hear the instructions or the messages
the LORD of Heaven's Armies had sent them by his Spirit
through the earlier prophets. That is why the LORD of Heaven's Armies
was so angry with them.
13. "Since they refused to listen when I called to them, I would not
listen when they called to me, says the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
14. As with a whirlwind, I scattered them among the distant nations,
where they lived as strangers. Their land became so desolate that
no one even traveled through it. They turned their pleasant land into a desert."
History - Oh wow, so that is where it comes from.
Again, I would like to emphasize, simple acts of meditation are not so much difficult, as uncomfortable.
God wants you to know how His story happened.
He wants us to know how He created the earth, made his children, and how traditions became interwoven into his family.
Thank you LORD.
Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness...
These are written in Your word.
Thank you for showing us these powerful guides for a life that gives glory to You.
In your name we pray,
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We are so thankful for you being here.
Some of our members are in different parts of the world.
Please pray for our world.
And I will be back here tomorrow,
I hope I will see you here too.
Blessings abounding. That is our prayer for you.
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