July 17, 2020

Build God’s House First

“Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” – Zechariah 1:16 Once the Isrealites left Babylon and arrived back in Jerusalem, they discovered a bit of a mess. After seventy years away, they hardly knew where to begin when it came to rebuilding. Thankfully, the Lord spoke vividly through a young prophet named Zechariah, and he received a vision from the Holy Spirit whose message was clear — “Return to me and I will return to you.” Though the people had once turned their back on God and endured years of suffering as a result, their Heavenly Father was offering them a second chance. While there was much work to be done in the long-forsaken city, the Lord made it apparent that their

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