Thursday, September 17, 2015

Zechariah, Day 4 Readings

The Power of God and Jerusalem Restored  

Today's first reading is about the power of God to bring about the restored and peaceful Jerusalem.  God will take on the powerful nations and empires and defeat them, so they will pose no threat to God's people.  Then, God will call for the faithful to return to Jerusalem, protecting them on their way.

Read Zechariah 9:1-17  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second reading continues this promise to the faithful.  While in the past there have been leaders who have led them astray, now God will stand in their midst and gather them.  The faithful from around the world will be called by God to dwell in the reestablished city of Jerusalem, where they will be a strong people, undisturbed by outsiders.

Read Zechariah 10:1-12  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Zechariah 9-11 today.