Zechariah was sent by God to encourage the children of Israel in the rebuilding of the temple. In the rebuilding of the temple, Zechariah also exhorts them to keep a watch upon themselves. 'These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates, And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD' (Zechariah 8:16, 17). We need strength from God to cultivate the graces that promote unity. We need, not only a watchfulness against our enemies, but also against sinning against each other. Why should we speak the truth to our neighbor? Because our God is a God of truth, and we should reflect our God, to our brethren in the church, and to those who are without.

Recorded Jun 22, 2008
Published Jun 24, 2008
Bible Text Deuteronomy 32:1-4; Zechariah 8:16
Event Sunday School
Sermon ID 62308215448