Dec 11

strong-hand
Good morning!
Text: Zechariah 7-9; Isaiah 51
It is good to know we have a savior.  He was prophesied of old, and Zechariah’s words speak of the Lord’s promise of salvation.  Consider this verse:

And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.” (Zechariah 8:13)

In our salvation we have both blessing and responsibility.    The Lord tells us that we “shall be a blessing.”  We need to ask, “Whom have I blessed today?”  The Lord also tells us that, knowing of our salvation to come, we need not fear.  That is great news.  He continues to say,”but let your hands be strong.”  In our relationship with the Lord we have been rescued, saved and all is well. But we are not to rest on our blessings.  There are people to be blessed and work to be done.
in Him, Mike