Resources from Zechariah

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

The Open Fountain

Jan 21      We do not grudge to the seed of Israel after the flesh the first application of this very precious promise. There will be a day when those who have so long refused to acknowledge Jesus as the Messias shall discern the marks of his mission, and shall mourn that they have pierced him. When the tribes of Israel shall lament their sin with holy earnestness, there shall be...

Zechariah 13:1

Done in a Day, but Wondered at For Ever

Sep 25 WE cull the text from one of Zechariah’s most instructive visions. It is a stone from a diamond field; all the context is rich in precious things, but we cannot, though we would be very glad to do so, linger over them this morning, we must be satisfied with this one brilliant. Taking the text as it stands and by itself, it is evidently descriptive of those long-expected and happy...

Zechariah 3:9, 10

Zechariah's Vision of Joshua the High Priest

Jan 22 THE original intention of this vision was to foretell the revival of the Jewish state after its long depression through the Babylonish captivity. Joshua, the high-priest, with his tattered garments, must be looked upon as the type of the Jewish people in their deep distress. He was ministering before the Lord in worn and filthy garments, to show at once the sin of Israel and the poverty into which they...

Zechariah 3:1-5

The Man with the Measuring Line

Dec 11 IT is evident that this vision and prophecy graciously reveal the future history of Jerusalem. You may spiritualize, if you will, and say that Jerusalem signifies the Church: but I pray you not to forget the literal meaning of such words as these in the twelfth verse—“The Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.” Jerusalem is spoken of, and Jerusalem is meant....

Zechariah 2:1-5

Two Visions

Nov 6 THIS is a somewhat dark and mysterious passage; and if we should ask many a reader, “Understandest thou what thou readest?” he would be compelled to reply as did the Ethiopian eunuch, “How can I, except some man should guide me?” Although there are some portions of the Word of God which are hard to be understood, yet by far the greater proportion of Scriptures which are at first perplexing,...

Zechariah 1:8-21

The Pierced One Pierces the Heart

Jun 19      THIS prophecy, first of all, refers to the Jewish people; and I am happy that it confirms our hearts in the belief of the good which the Lord will do unto Israel. We know of a surety, because God has said it, that the Jews will be restored to their own land, and that they shall inherit the goodly country which the Lord has given unto their fathers...

Zechariah 12:10

Once a Curse but Now a Blessing

Dec 6      As these words came from the lips of Zechariah, doubtless they referred to the seed of Abraham, including the two tribes of Judah and the ten tribes of Israel. They have already received a minor fulfillment; but their most glorious accomplishment is yet to come. The Jews have for many a generation been cursed by all people. For ages no one had a good word or a kind...

Zechariah 8:13

The Lord's Care of His People

Apr 27      GOD’S love to his ancient people is the theme of many a psalm, and deserves to be rehearsed in the ears of every generation. Abraham was by nature as a rough unhewn stone, but the Lord who chose him in the quarry, having hewn him from the rock, made him a polished pillar, a monument of divine faithfulness. The Lord set his love upon him while he was...

Zechariah 2:8

God or Self—Which?

Mar 9      AFTER the Jewish people had been thoroughly cured of their idolatrous tendencies by their seventy years of captivity, they fell into another evil; they became superstitiously regardful of ceremonies but they lost the life and spirit of devotion, and neglected the weightier matters of the law. Phariseeism, in the spirit of it, had commenced, in the time of Zechariah. Great attention was paid to the formalities and externals...

Zechariah 7:5-6