Zechariah Two: Four

Zechariah begins to see things. First, four horns, which an angel tells him were the instruments that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. Then, four craftsmen, meant to cast away the horns of other nations. Then another man, with some kind of measuring tape in his hand, there to measure Jerusalem. And then, angels appear. “Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for, behold! I will come and dwell in your midst, says the Lord (Zechariah 2:14).”

These lyrical prophets do not embrace the use of segues or transition statements, so some of these chapters can be confusing as they combine so many elements and dialogues between the prophet, people, and God. But I like the sentiment of rejoicing, of God coming and staying with the people in Jerusalem. His presence isn’t fleeting, with Him running from place to place and not maintaining a base. Rather, to dwell in my mind is at least a semi-permanent state, showing us that God will stay with the people, with Jerusalem, regardless of what else is happening in the world.

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