Zechariah 3-6, Psalm 121
Before there were the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Zechariah had four chariots with multi-colored horses. Their presence in both Zechariah and Revelation reveals God’s designs to judge the world, especially in this situation, wicked Babylon. Consider, at the time Israel is in exile and God is bringing comfort to a people that need to see beyond what their eyes show them. God’s visions given through Zechariah bring comfort through promises to defeat Babylon and draw the exiles back home. After this revelation of chariots going to the four corners of the world, we see that God reinstates the priest Joshua and calls him to rebuild the Temple. These days of shame under the yoke of Babylon have come to an end. God will dwell Israel again, and therein lies the best promise for the Lord’s people.