The Lord will again choose Jerusalem for His Temple.

Scripture: Zechariah 1:7-17

ESV Text: Zechariah 1:7-17


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1 7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. 9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. 10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. 11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. 12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? 13 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. 14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. 15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 469:
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

— Organ Audio

1. Glorious things of thee are spoken, 
Zion, city of our God; 
He whose word cannot be broken 
Formed thee for His own abode. 
On the Rock of Ages founded, 
What can shake thy sure repose? 
With salvation’s walls surrounded 
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes. 

2. See, the streams of living waters 
Springing from eternal love 
Well supply thy sons and daughters 
And all fear of want remove. 
Who can faint while such a river 
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage– 
Grace, which, like the Lord, the Giver, 
Never fails from age to age? 

3. Round each habitation hovering, 
See the cloud and fire appear, 
For a glory and a covering, 
Showing that the Lord is near. 
Thus they march, the pillar leading, 
Light by night and shade by day, 
Daily on the manna feeding 
Which He gives them when they pray. 

4. Savior, since of Zion’s city 
I through grace a member am, 
Let the world deride or pity, 
I will glory in Thy name. 
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure, 
All his boasted pomp and show; 
Solid joys and lasting treasure 
None but Zion’s children know. 


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