December 19, Reading 2 – Zechariah 1

Reading

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SAA Notes

This book appears to be on Jesus’ mind as He approached His death. He quotes from it several times. Myrtle is a symbol of the church and a picture of joy and peace. It was used to make the booths at the Feast of Tabernacles (the feast at the end of the harvest). The church (Israel) is in a ravine (a dark place), yet the Lord is in the midst.

SJA Notes

* Merciful God, please show us Your mercy today, as we read Your word.

“I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion.”

The prophet Zechariah lived around the same time as Haggai, whose book we have just read.

And it is very clear that God has the same purpose and desire.

God is jealous for His house, for His city!

God is the same today as then.

He is jealous for His church, His people, the living stones.

He cares for His city, in Jesus we see God’s great mercy at work, giving to us that which we do not deserve.

What is our response to Him, our Saviour God?

* Gracious Father,

Thank You for Your word, that it is Your truth layered deep and wide.

Your mercy, Your love, Your character.

Please help us spread Your word.

Please save our loved ones, our friends and family, those around us.

Please revive our hearts Lord God!

Amen.

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