John Piper, in a sermon from Zechariah titled, There Shall Be a Fountain Opened: We began by suggesting that the main point of Zechariah’s prophecy is, “Fear not, for God purposes to do you good.” A very profitable way to read this book is to mark every verse where God says he is going to … More The Most Important Promise in Zechariah
December 24 Zechariah 10-14 (ESV) The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10:1 Ask rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field. 2 For the household gods utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; they … More December 24 Zechariah 10-14
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot … More Piper: No people or tribe or tongue or nation excluded
December 23 Zechariah 6-9 (ESV) A Vision of Four Chariots 6:1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong.  … More December 23 Zechariah 6-9
John Piper explains how promises in Zechariah can help us today: Three of Zechariah’s prophetic messages are dated (1:1; 1:7; 7:1), so we know that Zechariah was a contemporary of Haggai. Both prophets spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had recently returned from exile in Babylon, and both of them encouraged the people to … More Piper: Guiding principles in applying Zechariah to our lives today
December 22 Zechariah 1-5 (ESV) A Call to Return to the Lord 1:1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying, 2 “The Lord was very angry with your fathers. 3 Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, … More December 22 Zechariah 1-5
“On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.” John Piper unpacks this text from Zechariah: Zechariah promises the people that at some future time a fountain would be opened which would take away their sin and guilt. I … More The fountain of cleansing is the first checkpoint on the road to heaven.
On that day the Lord their God will save them, as the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty! Zechariah 9:16-17 What a beautiful promise that God will save us, be our Shepherd! And a beautiful … More How great is His goodness and beauty!
John Piper explains how promises in Zechariah can help us today: Three of Zechariah’s prophetic messages are dated (1:1; 1:7; 7:1), so we know that Zechariah was a contemporary of Haggai. Both prophets spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had recently returned from exile in Babylon, and both of them encouraged the people to … More How Can Gentiles Benefit from Promises to Israel?