Thursday, January 14, 2016

Zechariah 1:3-4 -- On Turning to the Lord

"Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the Lord."
Zechariah 1:3-4

God wants to be close to us, and he offers everyone the same deal... if we turn unto God, he will turn unto us.  We'll be friends, talking to each other all the time.  He'll help us out with stuff, and we can tell him anything.  No other friend can be as good as having God around all the time.  And yet so many don't want that.  They walk away from the most amazing offer on the table.  And we've seen in the scriptures how our ancestors have done when they walk away from God. Hint: It typically ends badly.
So, God now offers us this same deal that he has offered to everyone else throughout time.  Doesn't matter really who accepted and who didn't in the past... now it is our turn.  Even if we've walked away from the deal before, today it is in front of us again.  Today, let's resolve to be smarter than we have been historically.  If God, the creator of the universe, offers us friendship and guidance... let's jump at that chance.  Let's rejoice that we have the opportunity to commune with the one being who has all the answers... and all the questions. :)  Let's turn away from our evil ways and anything that distracts from that amazing chance, and let's turn to God, and stay turned that way, always.

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