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Dec 31, 2015

As I finish this podcast, I am really thankful for this year-long experience. If you are one of the faithful ones who have listened through a year’s worth of daily podcasts, I want to congratulate you. Way to go! I sincerely hope these podcasts have been a blessing for you— as they have been for me. I hope that...


Dec 30, 2015

 

We turn to Malachi 3. In chapters 1-2 yesterday, we heard how skeptical and sassy the Israelites had become. This came out in the way Malachi has the people of Israel talk back to God. The first is like this:

2“I have always loved you,” says the LORD.
But you retort, “Really? How have you loved us?”

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Dec 29, 2015

We heard a very difficult conclusion to Zechariah yesterday. Chapter 14 started out with horrendous news for Jerusalem. But the Lord himself steps in:

3 Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as he has fought in times past. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem....


Dec 28, 2015

Unfortunately, we have not yet seen the fulfillment of this prophecy from the end of Zechariah 12:

10“Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for...


Dec 27, 2015

Several times I have noted Zechariah and other prophets who use the figure of shepherding a flock— picturing God’s people. In chapter 11, there were puzzling verses where Zechariah evidently performed an outward demonstration involving two staffs. Other prophets did such demonstrations. In this one, evidently...