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Monday, May 28, 2007

Zechariah 12

Gawking at the pierced

Summary:
When Jerusalem is right against her back, God will send all her enemies packing. Anyone who tries to attack will just hurt themselves. Her leaders in that day will consume all other nations. God will save Judah first.

They will be given new grace. They will mourn that they pierced their God. All the clans will weep.

Key verse:
10. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

My thoughts:
OMGosh! Jesus! This is getting boring. Zechariah is scattered with Jesusisms.

In comparison to other prophetic texts, Zechariah seems to focus more on God's support of his chosen nation, rather than his judgment. It still holds to the same pattern as God's current judgment but coming restoration, but God seems more defiant in his defense of Judah that in other books.

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