As You said Lord, it shall be. Amen.
Today’s reading: Zechariah 1-7.
God’s patience is unlimited, but with the return of the exiles it feels like he hit the fast forward button, sweeping out the old and preparing for the new. Zechariah’s prophetic visions reflect the frenzy and outline God’s plan for renewal. The next to last Old Testament book paves the way for the New Testament.
First vision: Horsemen. God is watching over the Jews and the world in order to show compassion to Jerusalem and Zion.
Second vision: Horns. God will remove the horns (nations) that plundered Jerusalem.
Third vision: Man with a measuring line. God will carry out his design to restore Jerusalem.
Fourth vision: Joshua the priest’s filthy garments. God will purify his leaders, symbolic of the cleansing that will come to all his people.
” ‘Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to…
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