Summarize the day’s reading in one paragraph.
Zechariah 1 and 2 is being spoken to the remnant of believers that have come out of exile in Babylon to rebuild the temple. Zechariah is reminding them to repent, learn from the mistakes of their ancestors, and stay the course of rebuilding God’s temple. Zechariah also explains that Jerusalem will be a city without walls that can be crushed by enemies. God Himself will be the walls. He will be the boundaries, the protection and the glory of His kingdom.
What is one key verse? Psalm 59:17
4 Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.’ But they would not listen or pay attention to me, declares the Lord. 5 Where are your ancestors now? And the prophets, do they live forever? 6 But did not my words and decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your ancestors?
I chose these verses because of the time that we are in. These verses provided a good reminder to me to repent, learn from the mistakes of our ancestors and to stay the course of building God’s kingdom and not get pulled off course by all that’s happening right now.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
This passage doesn’t change my vision of God, but it does deepen it. I’m just so amazed at how God’s word speaks to us through time and through circumstances. His word outlasts everything.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
It reminds me that as believers, we need to work together to build God’s kingdom. We need each other, and we need to collectively seek His word, His wisdom and His ways!
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters?
I see Him in the plan of Salvation that brings us into the kingdom.