Justice, Mercy, And Compassion

 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another” Zechariah 7:9 NIV.

Whenever you have more than one child you will have your children wanting the same thing… Some time it is a toy that they are fighting over… Sometimes it is your time and attention that they want.

I remember each time we added a child, things got more intense. When Hannah was born, Rachel was 4 and Angela was 2. One day at lunch time all three of them were crying for me. I remember this overwhelming feeling that they literally outnumbered me and I did not even have enough hands to take care of all their needs at the same time.

Zechariah 7:9 is being spoken to the people of Israel on a national level, but you are able to apply the principles of this Scripture in the daily life of your home. With your children, administer justice, and show mercy and compassion to them. Teach them to not only love justice but to embrace mercy.

You have a powerful opportunity as a mom or dad to impact the next generation with the truth of God’s word.