Verse of the Day:V8 “And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”
1. The Truth (V1-8)
V3 “Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.”
God spoke to Prophet Zechariah that one day in the future, there will be a period called the Millennium, where Jesus Christ shall establish a city in Jerusalem, called a city of truth where everyone shall speak the truth. Today there are many people who lie and live wickedly, but during the Millennium, all the people will only speak the truth and live in righteousness because they are God’s people who have believed and trusted in Christ.
V8 “And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”
2. The Temple (V9-11)
V9 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.”
God through Zechariah encouraged the people of Israel, who were in Babylon, and were once in captivity and now were freed, to return to Israel and build the temple of God. Only a remnant returned as most of them had backslidden, and sinned against the Lord.
3. The Things (V12-23)
V12 “For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.”
In God’s sovereign plan, there is always a remnant of people who will believe the Lord, and the Lord shall richly bless them with many good things. Today God will bless the church, the people of God, who believes and trusts in Him, and in the future, during the Millennium, God shall bless the Jews and also the Gentiles who believe and trust in Him.
V23 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I know You, the Truth and Righteousness.