Today's Daily Bread
LOOK ON THE ONE WHO WAS PIERCED
First, on that day.... (1-9). The LORD stretches out the heavens, lays out the earth and forms a person's spirit. All history is under his control. Jerusalem was weak and vulnerable in Zechariah's time. However, God is with his people. He makes them strong. Though nations attack, they would only injure themselves. The nations will recognize the LORD. On that day, Judah will consume the nations (6).
Second, a spirit of grace and supplication (10-13). One day the LORD would pour out his Spirit. Hearts would be humbled and recognize God's grace. People will look upon the one they have pierced and mourn over their sins. All will mourn as one mourns at the death of an only child. This was fulfilled in Jesus (Jn 19:37). Not only does the LORD defend his people, he changes their hearts to know him.