Friday, February 07, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 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)

Zechariah is reminding the people that they were created to care for each other, to love one another, to not only act out of this love, but also think about each other out of this love.  We can get caught up in how we're supposed to act, but as Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount, it's not only our actions, but also our attitudes that are important.  We are to keep ourselves from doing evil towards one another and to keep evil out of our hearts as well. 

I once read that we can't be right with God and wrong with people.  If you think about it, that sums up not only this verse, but also the teachings of Jesus.

In the love love of Christ,


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