Today's Daily Bread
THE LORD WILL BE KING
First, a great battle (1-11). The LORD speaks of a day of great fighting. The sovereign LORD will use the evil motivations of the nations to attack Jerusalem (2). Terrible loss and suffering will come but the LORD will fight against those nations. He will return with his holy ones. When the LORD returns, darkness will be dispelled (6-7). Jerusalem will continually be a source of living water. God will reign as king over the whole earth. All will know the LORD as the only God.
Second, Holy to the LORD (12-21). The LORD will punish the nations which attacked Jerusalem. But others will repent and joyfully worship the King, the LORD Almighty (16). Despite suffering and judgment some will stubbornly reject God (18-19). Everything in the New Jerusalem will be purified and holy to the LORD.