Today’s passage: Zechariah 2
- The vision from chapter 2 again looks forward to the millennial city of Jerusalem. The man with the measuring line in hand is measuring out just how big Jerusalem will one day be.
- There was practical purpose for building the physical walls around the city of Jerusalem during Nehemiah’s time, but if God determines to protect His people, they need no other wall! (Verse 5)
- Verse 8 reminds us, when you mess with God’s people, you mess with God. (Romans 8:31)
- And Christians, by God’s grace we have been included. He calls us, “My people.” (Verse 11)
Questions to consider:
- If God’s people are so enamored with His glory in their midst (Verse 5), do you think they would even be worried about what is going on outside the city? What causes us to fear in this world? What can turning our attention towards God’s glorious love do for us, even in this life (1 John 4:18)?
- In the end, regardless of how people “felt” or thought about God in this life, what will all mankind be left to do before our Holy God (Verse 13)? Who is our God and what is the only right response of His own creation before Him (Philippians 2:10-11)?
- How can these truths give us confidence (A humble confidence) to love people around us today?