Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 26, 2017

Scripture:

Zechariah 8:16 (NASB) These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

Observation:

The annoying, red exclamation point continued to pop-up. While filling out information on a website, each time I hit submit, the red exclamation point popped up to tell me that something I had shared wasn't right. Not that it was untruthful, but it wasn't correct. There was an error. Today's verse speaks of things which we should do: to speak truth to each other, to judge with truth and peace. It sounds like some pretty important information. I remember one of the games I used to play as a young man was getting everyone around in a circle, one person would whisper a saying into the next person's ear, and they would pass it along to the next and so on. Maybe you've played it. When the saying got back to the original person, they would share what they had originally said and what came back to them. Almost every time, the saying would get mixed up along the way. It's not that it wasn't the truth being told; it was just what each person heard differently. Sometimes what we share and how we share it may not be the correct thing. Maybe it's best if we just stick to the truth. If you pass this along, please be sure to share the truth so we are all on the same page.  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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