Today you should read: Zechariah 13
In this chapter of Zechariah, he is prophesying of a day when God will cleanse the earth of sin and uncleanness (verse 1). There’s a couple of things to take away from this section.
1. God is sovereign over everything.
This section says that,”[God] will cut off the names of the idols from the land.” This shows that God is sovereign even over the idols in our lives. For you, this could be sports, or your kids, or your job, or money, or whatever that idol is for you, and God can take all of those things away in the flash of an eye because he is sovereign over it.
2. God uses times of testing to lead us to Him.
In verse 9, Zechariah says how the people who are still alive will be refined and tested. What’s described is being purified so that can be proven as God’s redeemed people. There is a process that his people take at the end of the chapter.
They call upon His name.
God will answer them with forgiveness and salvation.
God will say, “They are my people.”
They will say, “The Lord is my God.”
When we come into a relationship with God it seems to take these same steps. Listening to the song Run to the Father by Cody Carnes, he describes that we have to realize we desperately need God before we can truly come to know God and His love for us. This ending reiterates that process. I know I need God daily and this section reminds us of our need for Him.
By: Jacob Kerr — West Campus Pastoral Ministry Apprentice: Worship & Students
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