Resources from Zechariah

The Golden Lamp and its Goodly Lessons

THE prophet, as he tells us in the introduction to his vision, had to be awakened by the angel as one is awakened out of his sleep. His mind was dull and heavy; perhaps he was weary and worn. Do you not often feel a similar lethargy, from which you need to be roused before your minds are equal to the study of those truths which God is revealing to...

Zechariah 4:1-3

Sad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts

Sep 7 MY time for discourse upon this subject will be limited, as we shall gather around the communion-table immediately afterwards. So in the former part of my sermon I shall give you only an outline of what might be said upon the text if we had time to examine it fully. It will be just a crayon sketch without much light and shade. You will be able to think over the...

Zechariah 8:19

How Hearts Are Softened

Sep 18 HARDNESS of heart is a great and grievous evil. It exists not only in the outside world, but in many who frequent the courts of the Lord’s house. Beneath the robes of religion many carry a heart of stone. It is more than possible to come to baptism and the sacred supper, to come constantly to the hearing of the Word, and even, as a matter of form, to attend...

Zechariah 12:10-11

The Double Cleansing

Sep 18 WHEN you read a letter, it is well to notice the date upon it; you may make mistakes if you do not. The promise in our text is dated, “In that day.” If we look a little way back, we shall find, in the tenth verse of the twelfth chapter, these words, “I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and...

Zechariah 8:1-2

The Lowly King

Jun 25 I DO not intend to expound the whole text at any length, but simply to dwell upon the lowliness of Jesus. Yet this much I may say: whenever God would have his people especially glad, it is always in himself. If it be written, “Rejoice greatly,” then the reason is, “Behold, thy King cometh unto thee!” Our chief source of rejoicing is the presence of King Jesus in the midst...

Zechariah 9:9

Strength and Recovery

Sep 18 THIS text is pitched in the royal key. It has nothing of the caution and doubting of man about it. Where the word of a king is there is power, and this is the word of a King indeed. It is the word of Jehovah, King of kings and Lord of lords; and you may know it by his sovereign style— “I will,” and “they shall.” Look at it. You...

Zechariah 10:12

Marvellous! Marvellous!

Oct 28 GOD sent his servant Zechariah with a promise that Jerusalem should be rebuilt, and that it should enjoy a time of great peace and prosperity. Instead of men being slain in battle in the prime of their days, old men and old women were to dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, “every man with his staff in his hand for very age”: and whereas war had often cut off the...

Zechariah 8:6

The King-Priest

Sep 21 LET US first look at the historical setting of this passage. It would seem that three Jews of the captivity had come from Babylon with a contribution towards the building of the temple at Jerusalem under Zerubbabel and Joshua. Their names are given in the tenth verse of the chapter before us. Now, the Jews at Jerusalem had become exceedingly exclusive, and in some measure rightly so. They would not...

Zechariah 6:13

Mourning for Christ

Jul 1 SEE, beloved, whence every good thing flows— “I will pour upon the house of David the spirit of grace.” The starting point is the Lord’s sovereign act in giving the Spirit. Every work of grace begins with God; no gracious thought or act ever originates in the free will of unregenerate man. The Lord is first in all things which are acceptable in his sight. It is God that “worketh...

Zechariah 12:10

A Call to Worship

Apr 19 This prophecy may relate to the Jews literally, and it is by their learned doctors referred to the days of the Messiah. We believe, also, that it refers to the days of the Messiah, and we look for times when again the Holy Land shall be fully inhabited, and the people shall rejoice to meet together to worship the Lord their God. We do not see, however, that this prophecy...

Zechariah 8:21