Zechariah 7-9; Revelation 14

Zechariah 7:9-10 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgment and show kindness and compassion toward each other.  Do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the alien or the poor; do not plot evil against one another in your hearts.”  A straightforward recasting of “Love thy neighbor” from the Old Testament.  I doubt today we have many opportunities to oppress widows and orphans, but maybe we do for aliens and the poor.  Is ignoring the same as oppressing?  I think that’s a great question: thank me for asking it.  Christ definitely referred to sins of omission during His soliloquy at the Last Judgment. (You gave Me no food…)  I don’t want to be one of the Curly Howard “goats”: “But Loid, I was a victim of soicumstances!”

GOD’S ANSWER: Yes, you are as responsible for the good you failed to do, as the evil you did do.

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