As we continue our journey through the most known unknown characters of the Bible we come to Zechariah. Zechariah like Haggai prophesied to the post-exilic Israelites. Zechariah message urged the people to show their repentance through obedience, reminding them that Yahweh places higher priority on obedience than on religious ritual.
Zechariah teaches us an important life lesson and that is just because we
are in the church doesn't mean that the church is in us. In other words being
religious is not as important as heart transformation. It is obedience to the
will of the Father that Christ modeled for us. This moves worship from a Sunday
morning experience to a lifestyle. Zechariah reminds us that God's desire is
for all of his creation (nations) to worship him. Ultimately foreshadowing the
prayer that Jesus prayed to the Father when he ask that they will be One just
as you and I are One.
Remember your obedience is better than sacrifice. The question becomes what
are you called to be obedient to? Participating in God's mission on the earth.
What is God's mission? Redeeming all of creation back to God's self. How do I
get the power to be obedient? The Gospel is the key as it is the power of God!!
Scripture Reference: Book of Zechariah