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1. How will God remember Jerusalem? What will the “Day of the LORD” be like?
2. Who will fight against the city? What is the inhabitants’ fate (verses 1, 2, 10, 11)? The attackers’ fate (verses 3 – 5, 12 – 19)?
3. What irony, mercy and justice do you see here?
4. What will mark the advent of the Lord? What “holy ones” will accompany him (verse 5): saints? angels? the fleeing hist coming to recapture their city?
5. Why would Zechariah repeat “on that day” over and over again? What is unique about it?
6. What might the “living water” imply (verse 8; see Psalm 46:4; Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13; Joel 3:18; John 4:11; John 7:38, 39)?
7. Who will join the pilgrimage to worship the one God (verses 9 and 16)? Why is special mention given here to the Feast of Tabernacles (see Leviticus 23:39 – 43; Nehemiah 8:16 – 18)? And to Egypt?
8. How transformed will this new city be (verses 20 and 21)? “Holy to the LORD” is the fulfillment of which intention of God (see Exodus 19:6; Exodus 28:36)? What does it mean that even “cooking pots” will be sacred?
9. How does this vision in verses 9, 16, 20 and 21 compare with Isaiah’s (see Isaiah 2:2 – 4) or Paul’s (see Philippians 2:9 – 11)? What time frame is likely in view here?
10. How will God remember you “on that day”? What promise from God are you counting on? In what area of your life do you need to make special preparations?
11. Are you feeling attacked on every side, like Jerusalem? By what? Are you fleeing or surviving?
12. Through this conflict and the tribulation to come, do you sense God’s love shining through the darkness? Or do you find it hard to believe that there will ever be an evening with only light?
13. Is worship a special part of your day? How so?
14. The High Priest wore an inscription which said: “Holy to the LORD”. Which parts of your life are “Holy to the LORD”?
15. What did you learn from Zechariah? What life-changing application are you making?