Week 49 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see The plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the Lord, Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”
Zachariah wrote beginning in 520 BC to the people who had returned from the Babylonian captivity. He had accompanied Nehemiah and most likely was instrumental in bringing these words of hope concerning the rebuilding of the temple. How marvelous, to know that God inspired this downtrodden people to look beyond the moment to the day when they would finally begin to fulfill God’s purpose for them as a nation.
When Jesus came, the final lynchpin was put on place with his willing sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins and the establishment of His Church. That we have largely failed in trying to organize and codify what He had established notwithstanding the message of hope begun here in the post-exilic community stands yet today. We, who are evangelicals, so called have a notoriously poor record for obeying the Lord’s commands to do good to as many as possible. We sing about it, and throw money at it, but have proven largely ineffectual communicating the love which we have received.
How might we see this changed or improved? Simply this, we should be in prayer, we should be reconciled completely to the Lordship of Jesus, and we should accept whatever rebuke comes into our spirit as His Spirit speaks to us. (Note: I speak here of conviction, not accusation. No preacher can accuse you, he or she might only point to that which is sinful, remembering Romans 3:23)