Zechariah 9

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Zechariah 9 has the prophet receiving a heavy word from the Lord.  “The burden of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach and Damascus is its resting place”.  Zechariah sets up the picture of the judgment that is to come.  Most see this burden against the land of Hadrach as fulfilled by the armies of Alexander the Great when he conquered this region.  Delivering God’s truth is often not easy, and can even feel like a burden.  But His truth never changes and we need to give it to people straight as God gives it to us.  Sugar coating not required – just a dose of truth.

Tyre attempted to make itself strong and immune to the attacks of others.  “Tyre has built herself a rampart and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets. But behold…

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