We all need it from time to time. A hiding place to feel protected. Where we hide and take refuge is important. Because many of us when we feel hurt or offended, either hide or fight back. Neither is optimal.
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Tonight is Erev Yom Kippur (Evening of the Day of Atonement). Considered the holiest day in the Biblical calendar (Leviticus 23:26-32) and in Jewish tradition. Tonight, around the world, believers in the Jewish Messiah will humbly acknowledge the greatest sacrifice of all. And in gratitude and humility fast for those who yet understand.
Whoa. This verse is deep. Typically, folks — me included — don’t contextualize the “perfect love drives out fear.” Instead, we focus on God’s loves casts out fear. But the rest of the verse is pretty important. Why? Because it has to do with repentance.
Those who love delving into the book of Revelation will love Zechariah. Reading today’s chapter will give us the flavor of the last book of the Bible. Zechariah is based on eight visions, four messages, and two “burdens.”
And so the “mountain teaching” (Matthew 5:1) continues. Today’s verse has been labeled as, “The Golden Rule.” Generally, one doesn’t hear the whole verse. “… for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Why is this important?
Imagine, if you will, Jesus sees the crowds following Him. Like lost sheep that instinctively understand that this Man is their true Shepherd, they come. Are they drawn by the miracles He’s performed? Probably. Wouldn’t we?