SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016
“Of all the prophets who wrote after exile, Zechariah is my favourite,” says John Perkins, a leader in ministry to marginalized people. “He understands the problems of my neighbourhood, and he says God is going to fix the mess we’re in. All I have to do is join up and be a part of what God is doing.” This week’s study draws from John’s insights found in chapter six of Welcoming Justice.
Key Study Passage: Zechariah 8
- What does verse 2 tell us about God’s relationship with Jerusalem? How can this be applied to his relationship to the church? (See Eph. 5:25-29.)
- In verses 4 through 15, what do we learn about God’s desire for Israel? How do the truths in these verses apply to the church?
- According to verses 16 through 19, how should God’s people act?
- What happens when God’s people live in the way they’re supposed to? (See vv. 20-23; Matt. 5:14-15.)
Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to show you how to respond to the injustice and inequality you see around you; spend time interceding specifically for the poor and disenfranchised who live in your community.
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