Zechariah 12

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Zechariah 12 has the prophet reminding us that God is the One “who stretched out the heavens and  founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him”.  God is in control, complete and absolute, yesterday, today and forever.  He is completely able to accomplish what He predicts and prophecies.  Jerusalem will be a cup of drunkenness to all her surrounding peoples as well as a heavy stone – a burden – for all peoples, presenting a problem that cannot be solved.  God has prophesied the tension we are experiencing there today.  And in the end, He will control the ultimate outcome.

Zechariah uses the words “on that day” six times in this chapter.  That ‘day’ will be the day God puts in motion His outcome. “On that day the Lord will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that…

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