For the household gods utter nonsense,
and the diviners see lies;
they tell false dreams
and give empty consolation.
Therefore the people wander like sheep;
they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd.
I wrote this one down because boy oh boy is it true today.
Zechariah was talking about the tribes of Israel. In the previous chapter he does speak about the coming of a Shepherd, the coming of Christ.
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.
Zechariah is speaking about the Shepherd to come and put the flock on the right path, the righteous path.
Of course as mankind does and will always do, we allow pride and vanity to scatter us into pastures of want and corruption.
Today we are still listening to the utter nonsense of the household gods, the TV and mass media gods that come right into our living rooms. And we listen to the lies and believe them.
We listen to all the paranormal lies and believe them.
Do you really think someone who has truly been blessed with a wondrous gift of insight, of being able to actually see into the future, of being able to communicate with souls that have passed on (which is bullshit anyway) would use television, syndicated television?
Do you think a personal servant of God would run multi-million dollar corporations, draw a seven or eight figure salary, and wear more makeup than Bozo the Clown?
I know that God works in mysterious ways but I don’t think he’s using these charlatans like they would have you believe he is using them.
And yet we cling to these snake oil salesmen as if they were some sort of answer to our problems.
They utter their nonsense, tell lies and false dreams and give empty consolation. And we are drawn to it.
We sit in front of the TV and are given false hope while our bank accounts, moral, emotional and financial are drained.
Why? Because it’s easy.
It’s right there in front of us. It comes to us we don’t have to get up and go to it.
Those household gods aren’t shepherds they’re wolves.
There is a Shepherd for each and every one of us but it takes work to find our Shepherd. It takes honesty and honest living to understand the Shepherd’s words, the words that direct us to a righteous path.
Turn off those household gods that use you for a living and go in search of your Shepherd.
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