Zechariah 12-14, Psalm 124
Since the Day of the Lord has been mentioned often in the prophets and the end of Zechariah prepares us for that day, I want to note two important aspects of this event. This day is both cataclysmic and uniting. We are told about the cataclysmic nature of the day when Zechariah says, “On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. 7 It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.” (Zechariah 14:6-7) The world as we know it will be altered as the Lord sends plague, famine, and strikes most of the earth in judgement for iniquity. When God does brings such upheaval the world will unite in recognizing God is Lord, for “The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.” (Zechariah 14:9) Whether or not people worship God now, on the day of the Lord the whole earth will only have one name they can utter in praise or petition. Instead of waiting on that day, maybe go ahead and make God’s name the one we praise above all others….