Zechariah 8 - NIV
9 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Now hear these words, ‘Let your hands be strong so that the temple may be built.’ This is also what the prophets said who were present when the foundation was laid for the house of the Lord Almighty.
10 Before that time there were no wages for people or hire for animals. No one could go about their business safely because of their enemies, since I had turned everyone against their neighbor.
11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as I did in the past,” declares the Lord Almighty.
12 “The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.
14 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Just as I had determined to bring disaster on you and showed no pity when your ancestors angered me,” says the Lord Almighty,
15 “so now I have determined to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.
16 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;
17 do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the Lord.
Sermons on Zechariah 8
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 4, 2011
God tells Israel as He works within them He expects them to conduct themselves in such a way that others will hear that God is with them. I believe what God told Israel is wise advice to us. If we follow these words we'll be a source of blessing.
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 28, 2010
These people were only a few years out of the despair that failure brings but they were repentant & becoming obedient. So God gives them the assurance that He has responded to their repentance & obedience & has purposed a time of blessing.