Blessings of Craving God’s Word

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness

to be tempted there by the devil.

For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. 

During that time the devil came and said to him,

“If you are the Son of God,

tell these stones to become loaves of bread.”

But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,

‘People do not live by bread alone,

but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 4:1-4

Blessings of Personally Knowing The Sun of Righteousness

The LORD of Heaven’s Armies says,

“The day of judgment is coming,

burning like a furnace.

On that day the arrogant and the wicked

will be burned up like straw.

They will be consumed—roots, branches and all.

“But for you who fear my name,

the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings.

And you will go free,

leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.

Malachi 4:1-2

Blessings of Judging Fairly With Mercy And Kindness

This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says:

Judge fairly,

and show mercy and kindness to one another.

Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor.

And do not scheme against each other.

Your ancestors refused to listen to this message.

They stubbornly turned away 

and put their fingers in their ears to keep from hearing.

They made their hearts as hard as stone,

so they could not hear the instructions

or the messages that the LORD of Heaven’s Armies 

had sent them by his Spirit…

Zechariah 7:9-12

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