Did yesterday’s lesson go well? Mine did. The class especially liked the “impact wrench” video. Also, the application material I added as an update to the PowerPoint slides was well received.
This week’s lesson “Integrity” focuses on Zechariah 7:1-14. I have not studied Zechariah much, but I’m enjoying studying its intricacies. For example, what do you think motivated the people to come down from Bethel in the first place (7:1-3)? Did they perceive a lack of internal “wholeness”? My guess is they recognized an inconsistency in their motives. Sure, they ask about continuing some fasts they had started during the exile, but God raised questions about their integrity thru Zechariah. Interesting, right?
The Lord knows our inner thoughts and attitudes. We might fool ourselves, but we can’t fool Him. Are you feeling “divided” as a person in some area? You may be experiencing an integrity issue.
I recommend studying Sonshine’s questions for this lesson. They are divided into daily nibbles that can be digested with a reasonably short commitment of time. Answering the questions will help pull you into comprehending the text.