Truth Sets Us Free

God’s thoughts and ways are so much above ours that we have a hard time believing that He wants what is best for us. There are difficulties we face in life, trials we go through, and it seems God is distant but He’s closer than we think.

In today’s passage Zechariah 8, God had been displeased with His people (v. 10-11). When He was displeased, the economy was a mess and every neighbor was against one another. But then there is this verse in Zechariah 8:15 “so now I have determined to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.” The passage goes on to say that God requires certain actions like being faithful and honest; for His truths to rule in their thoughts and His peace rule in their hearts. A lesson we can certainly apply in current times.

Today, we can look forward to being living epistles of Christ. We can influence many people by being honest with ourselves and not hiding personal weaknesses but making known the power of God. We can make known to people that He is ready to pour out His blessings with expressions of love. His presence will bring the blessings of peace, joy, and salvation. God always does what he says so we should always do what we say.

Today, I’m praying that things I do in life are anchored to the solid truths of God’s Word.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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