Tag archive: Zechariah

The empty vessel makes the loudest noise

A flock turn on their shepherd even after he has saved them from death Zechariah 11.4-17 Reference: v.8b  The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them (NIV Bible) Explore: These verses sound very familiar.  The Lord instructs someone to save a ‘flock’ that is heading for death.  The new shepherd takes over and…

Dont Worry Be Happy

There are people who will build you up but there are also people who have a natural ability to pull people down. Zechariah 10.1-11.3 Reference: v.7  The Ephraimites will become like mighty men, and their hearts will be glad as with wine.  Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in…

“Forward Sizzle” for the Messiah

The people of Israel were given forward notice of the Messiah’s arrival however He was not bound by their expectations. Zechariah 9.1-17 Reference: v. 9b See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (NIV Bible)     Explore: My…

Jealous God

The word jealous seems like something negative until you put it in the context of God Zechariah 8.1-23 Reference: v.2 This is what the Lord Almighty says: "I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her." (NIV Bible) Explore: I have always been told and remembered that our God is a…

Rituals: for us or for God?

Rituals can be meaningful and powerful but only if we come with the right intentions Zechariah 7.1-14 Reference: v.5 "Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted?'" (NIV Bible)…

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