Throughout the Bible we read stories of God’s redemption, the rebellion of Israel, God’s unfailing grace to draw His people back to Him and rescuing them, only for them to rebel again. Sound familiar?
Just like in the stories of old we too rebel against God and are a people in need of his grace and mercy. The Bible reminds us that God has never given up on his creation. He could, but he decided to graciously embark on a redemptive mission to rescue us and the whole world.
This is evident in the book we’re looking at this week. The prophet Zechariah challenged his generation to turn back to God and not to be like the generation before them who did not listen to the prophets but rebelled, which landed them into exile.
Zechariah is filled with challenges and some bizarre dreams and visions, which all point to the to the future Messiah. There’s no doubt that Jesus Christ is the theme of the book of Zechariah.
The book is a wild ride – a lot like history and life. It invites us to look above the chaos of this life to the hope of the coming kingdom, which should motivate us to be faithful to God and the voices (prophets) He places in our lives.
Read this week’s Bible passages:
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