OYB December 24

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted December 31, 2006; back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Zechariah 6-7
NT: Revelation 15
Ps: Psalm 143
Pr: Proverbs 30:24-28

Today´s notable verse:

9 This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.'

Zechariah 7:9-10 (NIV)

Rather than fasts or feasts, God wants sacrifices of mercy and compassion. In this Word we have a glimpse of the Higher Calling of the Gospel: it is not merely enough to act in love toward others, but rather we must think in love toward others. God is more concerned with our inward state, since what is internal bears that which is seen externally.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Psalm 143:10 (NIV)

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