Saint Paul would want you to remember his words: “What you sow you will reap,” as you read about the consequences of good and evil kings (Gal 6:7). The reference in Zechariah yesterday (10:2) about the sheep having no shepherd is present in today’s reading (18:16), an image that would become familiar in the Gospels.
Chapter 20 provides respite from the intrigues and infidelity of some of the leaders of God’s people. Give yourself special meditative time to pray through this chapter. Notice the power of praise as the weapon of victory over all enemies. Shift your focus away from what is coming against you in life, to praise for the One who is working out the victory for you at this very moment. The battle is not yours, but God’s!
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Example: The battle belongs to You. 20:15
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read Proverbs 30—32
and 2 Chronicles and Ecclesiastes 9—12.
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