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Malachi 1:6-8

Malachi 1:6–8 (ESV): "But you say, 'How have we despised your name?' 7 By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, 'How have we polluted you?' By saying that the Lord's table may be despised. 8 When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil?" Going th...
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Malachi 1:2-3

Malachi 1:2–3 (ESV): 2 "I have loved you," says the Lord. But you say, "How have you loved us?" "Is not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the Lord. "Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert." Election is a difficult subject to understand and yet no matt...
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Zechariah 13:7-9

Zechariah 13:7–9 (ESV): "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones. 8  In the whole land, declares the Lord, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. 9  And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as ...
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Zechariah 11:16-17

Zechariah 11:16–17 (ESV): "16 For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs. 17  "Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike ...
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Zechariah 9:9

Zechariah 9:9 (ESV): "9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." The Word of God is so accurate that it can pinpoint the day (Dan 9:26) and the way (Zech 9:9) Jesus ...
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Zechariah 8:11-12

Zechariah 8:11–12 (ESV): "11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the Lord of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess ...
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Zechariah 6:1-3

Zechariah 6:1–3 (ESV): "Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong." God has agents at work in both ...
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Zechariah 4:6-7

 Zechariah 4:6–7 (ESV): "6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of 'Grace, grace to it!'" How many times have you tr...
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Zechariah 3:1-3

Zechariah 3:1–3 (ESV): Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, "The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?" 3 Now Joshua was standing before the angel, ...
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Zechariah 2:3-5

Zechariah 2:3–5 (ESV): 3 And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him 4 and said to him, "Run, say to that young man, 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it. 5 And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lor...
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Haggai 2:18-19

Haggai 2:18–19 (ESV): 18 Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider: 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you."&...
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Haggai 1:12

Haggai 1:12 (ESV): "12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him." Have you ever said to yourself, "how can I make a difference, I'm only one person?" ...
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Haggai 1:1-5

Haggai 1:1–5 (ESV): "2 "Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord." 3 Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 4 "Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? 5 Now, therefore, thus says the...
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Zephaniah 3:17

Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV): "17  The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." Any parent knows the difficulty of letting a child fail, then disciplining them so that they can learn and be built up. It's a painful endea...
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Habakkuk 3:17-19

Habakkuk 3:17–19 (ESV): "17  Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18  yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. 19  God, the Lord, is my str...
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Habakkuk 1:5

Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV): "5 "Look among the nations,and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told." God works in ways that astound His creation. He can reconcile the sinner by grace through faith in the perfect life of His Son. He can also use sinful man to bring judgment upon those who reje...
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Nahum 3:18-19

Nahum 3:18–19 (ESV): "18  Your shepherds are asleep, O king of Assyria; your nobles slumber. Your people are scattered on the mountains with none to gather them. 19  There is no easing your hurt; your wound is grievous. All who hear the news about you  clap their hands over you. For upon whom has not come your unceasing evil?"Everyon...
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Nahum 1:2-3

Nahum 1:2–3 (ESV): "2  The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. 3  The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty." When people refuse to repent God must act with justice. It is what ...
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Micah 7:18-19

Micah 7:18–19 (ESV): "18  Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because He delights in steadfast love. 19  He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of t...
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Micah 6:8

Micah 6:8 (ESV): "8  He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" To all who are wondering what God desires you to do: He requires just three things of you...to do justly, love kindness and walk humbly. You will be in the center of His wi...
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