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Who Did You Worship Today? (Zechariah 7)

God has concluded sending visions to his prophet Zechariah, showing the people the great things that lie ahead if they will return to him and build the temple. With the temple work underway, there is a question that arises among the people. They want to know if they should continue mourning and fasting in the fifth month like they have been doing all these years. It is important to know why they have been mourning and fasting in the fifth month for all these years. This fast marked the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem 70 years ago. We read in 2 Kings 25:8-9 tells us that the temple fell on the seventh day of the fifth month. So for 70 years the people have been mourning and fasting because of the temple‚Äôs destruction. But now that the temple is in the process of being rebuilt, the question is if they should continue mourning and fasting. The Lord has two answers to give to the people which were not only instructive to them, but teaches us so much about what God is looking for from us as his people…

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