Our Bible Teaching at church is currently from the Old Testament book of Zechariah.
The words of the prophet Zechariah seem like ancient history but the gospel writers (in the New Testament) point us to Zechariah to understand who Jesus is and what it means for God’s Kingdom to Come – making Zechariah important for us to read.
As we read Zechariah we hear a call to return to God. It is a call Jesus echoes as he comes preaching the Kingdom of God.
In Zechariah the command to repent is followed by a promise – God will return to you.