OVERVIEW: Zechariah has two more visions: one on the judgment of sin and the other on evil being confined and removed from Israel.
BIG IDEA: Wickedness will be judged and confined.
KEY VERSE: Zechariah 5:4 (God to Zechariah)
The Lord Almighty declares, “I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its stones.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
My arms are fully open to receive you and heal you and give you hope today and tomorrow. I am ready to forgive your sin. Confess to me and be blessed. Surrender to me and stop trying to live each day on your own and by your strength. Bend your knee to me and experience true freedom. Receive my power and go out and be a blessing to others. Be one who receives and delivers hope to others.
But do not lie to me. Do not try to deceive me, pretending to be someone you’re not. Remember, I am God. I know all, so there’s no point in playing games. I am ready to forgive you—confess and turn from your sin. I will give you the capability when you ask. But if you refuse, I will judge and discipline you. Protect yourself and those you love by seeking and following me. I welcome you.
Confess your sin to God and others you may have hurt. Commit today to be a truth-teller, even when it is difficult.