Today you should read: Zechariah 14
As Zechariah comes to a close, we’ve seen much of the apocalyptic theme. The day of the Lord, the destruction of the nations against Israel, the coming of the Messiah — these are all major highlights of the book. And the final chapter fails to disappoint!
In today’s reading, the phrase “on that day” is seen numerous times. But what day are we talking about? Is this talking about the return of Christ? Or the future reign of Christ in heaven? Or some other period of time? The truth is, no one really knows. And that’s okay. Paul tells us in Ephesians that the gospel is a mystery, and some things in scripture won’t be fully understood to us until we are in heaven. This note from my ESV Study Bible was helpful for me in this:
“On that day.” It is difficult to determine what period of time is being indicated by the remarkable prophecies in this entire chapter, whether a future time in this present age, or a future millennial kingdom and the rebellion that follows it, or the events that surround Christ’s return and the beginning of the eternal state (see note on Ezek. 40:1–48:35; see also 1 Pet. 1:10–11).
Another verse that helps put me at ease when I don’t fully understand something in the scriptures, or in life for that matter, is 1 Corinthians 13:12. I’ve been dwelling on it pretty heavily over the past few weeks.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV
Even though some of reading from the minor prophets is tough to comprehend, there are some real jewels in them that give us perspective and hope. There is a verse that really jumped off the page to me today. It challenged me to really worship the Lord with all of my heart, soul, mind and strength. It reminded me that one day, every knee will bow to our King Jesus. How awesome is that? Here’s the verse… soak it in:
And the Lord will be King over all the earth. On that day there will be one Lord — His name alone will be worshiped.
Zechariah 14:9 NLT
Much love to you today, CPC… much love.
Posted by: Todd Thomas