Zechariah – Messianic Hope for Weary Builders
Zechariah speaks to the people after the return from Babylon. His prophecies mainly look forward to the coming of the Messiah.
This is from Krystiana. Decided to share it.
You’ve probably heard: I’m from the city, and right now I live in the deep suburbs. (Four more weeks and counting down, not like I’m counting down.) So one thing I’ve realized about the suburbs: it’s dark out here. We don’t have that problem in the city. In the urban center, if we’re talking about […]
David’s charge to Israel and his son Solomon reveal some important aspects of what it truly means to serve God.
1 Chronicles 28-29.mp3 (Barry Atwell)
The Old Testament has a few markers or mountain peeks that help us in understanding the entire message, big story or metanarrative of the Bible. One of them is 2 Samuel 7. This chapter points us back to Abraham, forward to Jesus, and declares that David’s throne and dynasty will be eternal.
Back in the Old Testament, in Daniel 9:27, we first observed that a coming prince will make a seven-year agreement with the nation of Israel, perhaps among others. In the middle of that “week” he will break his agreement with them. We are now at a spot in Revelation where we can begin to see how that “week” is divided.
We live in a society that values individualism and independence. We live in an age that is perhaps the most individualistic ever. For God’s children, independence is not the ideal toward which we strive. When Christians grow properly, they don’t grow alone.