- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Zechariah 2
A man with a measuring line.
Chapter two begins with the third vision, “a man going to measure Jerusalem.” (v.1). The measuring line symbolizes the construction of Jerusalem and restoration of its glory. This vision gives the people comfort, promise, and prosperity, revealing that God is Jerusalem’s guard and glory.
“The land of the north,” is Babylonia. “Apply of his eyes” indicates special favor and affection that God has toward exiled people of Israel in Babylonia. God will protect his people from the hand of the nations that plundered Israel.
“I am coming and I will live among you,” is not only the promise of God for the exiled, but also an eschatological promise for the coming kingdom, holy land that God will establish in the future (v.12). This is the only Old Testament reference to Palestine as the holy land.
Therefor doxology is the response from the people of Israel at that time, also from us today, “Shout and be glad for God is coming,” which is the theme of Advent.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?