Religious or Real (Zechariah 7-8)
RELIGIOUS OR REAL?
(Bible Readings Zechariah 7:1-13, 8:14-23)
1. A question: “Should we continue fasting?” (7:1-3)
2. A very long answer in four words from the LORD:
1st word: exposes their sinful hearts (7:4-7)
2nd word: warns against the mistake of past generations - outward religion (7:8-14)
3rd word: God has not abandoned His covenant. He is now returning to dwell in Jerusalem (8:1-17)
4th word: their fasts will turn to feasts in the future, people from all nations will join in (8:18-23)
3. God’s Kingdom, Zechariah, Jesus and us…
Are we making the same mistake as the people of Zechariah’s day?
Jesus fulfils Zechariah 8!