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Love of Telling Lies

October 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:16-17 (New Living Translation) 16 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. 17 Don’t scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, […]

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Scheming Against One Another

October 9th, 2016 · No Comments

Zechariah 7:10 (New Living Translation) Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other. Notice the “do not” items mentioned in the first sentence. They are horrible—oppressing the helpless. These are obviously bad. How did the second sentence come right after the first. “Scheming against one another.” First, […]

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The King of Peace and Other Things I Don’t Recognize

August 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Zechariah 9:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt. 10 I will remove the battle chariots from Israel and the warhorses from Jerusalem. […]

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Zombies?

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Zechariah 14:12 (New Living Translation) And the Lord will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. As I read this, it hit me—this is a […]

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Boys and Girls Playing

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Zechariah 8: (New International Version 2011) 3 This is what the LORD says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.” 4 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Once again men and […]

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In Celebration of Who (or What)?

August 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Zechariah 7:4-6 (New International Version 2011) 4 Then the word of the LORD Almighty came to me: 5 “Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted? 6 And when […]

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All in the Family

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Zechariah 7:8-10 8 And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah: 9 “This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’ He was a good friend […]

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We Have Heard, God is with You

October 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:23 (New International Version) 23 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’ “ The LORD […]

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Speak the Truth

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:16-17 (New International Version) 16 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; 17 do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the LORD. Such a simple phrase: […]

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We have Heard that God is with You

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:23 (Revised Standard Version) Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, `Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” This is a prophetic verse from the Old Testament. […]

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