Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners, for there is yet hope! I promise this very day that I will repay you two mercies for each of your woes!”
(Zechariah 9:12 (NLT))
Did you realize that God has been calling sinners back to Himself for a long time?
Zechariah writes of the prisoners returning to the place of safety. Just who are the prisoners? Every single person who has ever lived is a prisoner of sin. We are burdened by the weight of the sins that keep us in bondage. We lament over the consequences of our sins. We are far from able to break the chains that burden us.
It is these very chains that keep us prisoner. It is these very chains that keep us in our misery, in our woe.
Zechariah knew that there would be one sent by God to offer us mercy in exchange for our sins. Jesus willingly took the weight, the burden or every sin that had been or ever will be committed.
Jesus traded our sins for His grace. He endured the cross so that we could be free. He willingly offers us mercy when we deserve death.
Have you repented?
Have you returned to the place of safety?