This Week’s Memory Verse: Zechariah 4:6 KJV
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
This Week’s Message:
Zerubbabel was the head of the tribe of Judah during the time the Israelites returned to their land after their exile in Babylon.
The LORD spoke through the prophet Zechariah that He wanted the temple rebuilt and He chose Zerubbabel to be the one to accomplish this task.
However, the LORD made it clear that the task would be completed not by man’s might, nor by any ruler’s power, but by the LORD’s Spirit.
The LORD was going to work supernaturally through men to accomplish this rebuilding of the temple. It wouldn’t be done by the strength of men, nor the power of an earthly king, but by the LORD.
Yes, men would have to co-operate and do the daily tasks but the LORD’s Spirit would lead and guide through the whole process.
We can learn so much from this verse. As we believer’s live and walk in the Spirit daily, we need to remember that if the LORD wants us to accomplish something for Him, it will happen, not because
of our might or power, but because of His. We believer’s have His Spirit dwelling within us. Each day we have the ability to do great things for the LORD in His might and power.
So, let’s memorize this verse and daily ask the LORD what it is that He wants us to do for Him, and then go forth to accomplish it by His Spirit.
If you would like you can Print the memory verse out in a card format to post to your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, car visor, or other place that would keep it in your daily vision. It will help to remind you to memorize it as you go through your day and also could be a great tool in sharing with others who might benefit from it also.
Blessings to you daily as you walk in His Spirit and do the good works He has prepared for you to do for Him.
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This Week’s Memory Verses: Haggai 1:5 and 1:7 NKJV
Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!
This Week’s Message:
This week we have two verses to memorize, but they are very short, very much the same, and very important, because when the LORD says something more than once, it is wise to take notice!
In these verses we hear the LORD of hosts speaking to the Jews who had returned to their land after their exile in Babylon. Right after they returned they had begun work to rebuild the Temple that had been destroyed, however, after sixteen years they had not completed the work because they had been letting their personal affairs interfere with doing God’s work.
They had been putting off working, saying it wasn’t the right time, that they would do it later, etc. But now, the time came that the LORD began to sternly remind them thru the prophet Haggai that they needed to start putting God’s work first and finish what they had started.
These verses are a good reminder to us believers, in that Jesus left us with a job to do also. In Mark 16:15 Jesus said: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
This has often been called “The Great Commission” to believers. Perhaps it is time for us to “Consider our ways”. Have we been sharing the gospel as we should or have we been putting it off for a “better time”? Have we said ” I will speak to so and so about Christ, but now is just not the right time to do so.” ? If so, we need to stop and “Consider our ways” and begin doing the LORD’s work as we have been told.
Memorize this verse as a reminder to yourself daily to share the gospel with all you meet. Let’s busy ourselves with building the LORD’s Kingdom daily, for this is the most important work we can do!
If you would like you can Print the verse out in a card format to post to your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, car visor, or other place that would keep it in your daily vision.
It will help to remind you to memorize it as you go through your day and also could be a great tool in sharing with others who might see it.
©SGLY Ministry www.smilegodlovesyou.org