9 “ Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother.
10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart against his brother.’”
Today’s Inspiration: There are three things we must do as revealed to prophet Zechariah. Administer true justice, by showing mercy and compassion to each other. Do not forget the widow or fatherless neither oppress them and finally do not think evil of each other. Zechariah 7:8-10. These instructions must be taken heed but like all men there is a tendency not to take heed of them. These truths should be observed every day so that all be well with us and prayers be answered.
He further instructed that if you fail to take heed of these instructions, when you call He will not listen. Here God again reinforced His truth of obedience to His commands. His grace is sufficient for us to carry out these instructions.
It is easy to forget the poor and ignored the cries of the poor. You will not understand what it is like to search for a meal a day till you experience what it is like to be hungry and be in need each day. Speaking out even thinking of evil of each other in order to eliminate a competitor is to agree with the host of the enemies against mankind. Slander and gossip are the greatest tools of the enemy that drives you to hopelessness. Therefore avoid these landmines that lead to destruction.
Instead speak the truth to each other, render true and sound judgement and do not pull down a neighbor or swear falsely. These are the things of the flesh which God hates. Zechariah 8:16-17. Love truth and peace. Dismantle old foundations of the flesh and take on His spirit as you get by each day. 2 Corinthians 7:1. Press in to maturity.
In this world there are problems but as His people we need to overcome them by humbling ourselves before the Almighty God. The axe is already at the root of trees and every tree that does not bear fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:10. Therefore rule in the midst of the enemies instead of quitting. Psalm 110:2. The Lord will extend your mighty sceptre from Zion. Be prepared to confront and resolve issues and exercise your authority in Christ. Produce fruit in keeping with repentance instead. V8..
Prayer: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb. These are the true words of God. Worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. In Jesus’ name, Amen..