Scheming is most often associated with Satan not a Saint.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Zechariah 7:9 - "This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.
Read - Zechariah 7-10
In the midst of this prophetic promise of blessing, God twice tells His people to refrain from scheming and to have integrity. These aren’t things that save you but are attributes of a saved person. God calls us to walk with the character of our Savior and empowers us to do so by knowing His Word and walking in His Holy Spirit.
Lord, I will be honest and not feel the need to scheme to get my way.
Zechariah 9:9 is fulfilled by Jesus in Matthew 21:1-11.
The people ask God is they should still be mourning and fasting. It is always good to seek out God’s Will on how we are to obediently serve Him. They people needed to know and God was faithful to lovingly show them that they hadn’t really been serving Him…but had just been doing religious rituals for their own reasons. As you seek to Obediently Serve Christ make sure that you are regularly praying and seeking His Word to Know how He wants you to serve Him.