Tuesday: God’s Readiness to Forgive

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Read Zechariah 3. How is the gospel portrayed here? With, perhaps, the exception of Isaiah 53, no portion of the Old Testament better reveals the wonderful truth of salvation by faith alone than does Zechariah 3. In this vision, the high priest Joshua is being tried on accusations brought forth by the official accuser, Satan. The accusations against … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Lord Is Coming

Read Zechariah 2. It records a vision in which the prophet is shown a renewed Jerusalem, so full of people that it overspreads its walls. It will attract countless Gentiles as well, a thought that must have sounded very strange to the people. Verse 10 begins with a call to joy, followed by the reason for such jubilation: … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Comforting Words of Life

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Read Zechariah 1. What is the essential message here? Focus especially on Zechariah 1:3. What is the Lord saying to the people? The return from the exile to Babylon sparked joy in the hearts of the remnant people. But the return also caused anxiety. Would they be safe and secure in their land, or would enemies come … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Visions of Hope


Read for This Week’s Study: Zechariah 1, 2, Rom. 15:9-18, Eph. 3:1-8, Zechariah 3, 4, Exod. 25:31-40, Zechariah 7. Memory Text: “‘In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree,” declares the Lord Almighty’” (Zechariah 3:10, NIV). Key Thought: Though Israel had been punished for its sins, it was time to live again in relationship … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: First Things First!


“But even this dark hour was not without hope for those whose trust was in God. The prophets Haggai and Zechariah were raised up to meet the crisis. In stirring testimonies these appointed messengers revealed to the people the cause of their troubles. The lack of temporal prosperity was the result of a neglect to … [Click to read more …]

10: First Things First – Thought Starters


“‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty’” (Haggai 2:8, NIV). [Thought questions for First Things First June 5, 2013] 1. Are we there yet? How did you feel the last time you read the Old Testament from start to finish and came to the small book, Haggai? Was it … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Lord’s Signet Ring

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“‘“On that day,” declares the Lord Almighty, “I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,” declares the Lord, “and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,” declares the Lord Almighty.’” (Hag. 2:23, NIV). The final message from the Lord to Haggai was given on the same day … [Click to read more …]