-God pours out His coming promise of blessing for Judah and Ephraim again in this short passage of prophecy. The rain will come in its season, the unrighteous will be vanquished and weak. God’s anger and punishment will be on the false shepherds who lead the sheep astray. But, God has visited His flock, the house of Judah. They will be His majestic horse in battle and the Cornerstone will come from them. This is reference to the Messiah, which will come from Judah in the line of King David. The enemy will be torn down, and the people will eventually be brought back to fully inhabit the Promised Land from Lebanon to Gilead to the every other part. They will go through the sea of distress, but the LORD will rescue them from places like Egypt and Assyria so that their hearts will rejoice. Then, they will be strengthened in the LORD “and in His Name they will walk (Zechariah 10:12.” Thus says the God of the universe concerning His chosen people.
-*Application* History has made us more and more aware of the work of God through His Jewish people of promise. No matter the distress, God is always on their side to fulfill His covenant. For us the same holds true. If we have faith and believe in Him, He makes us His children too, with all the royalty that that entails (1 Peter 2:9).
Verse to Memorize: Zechariah 10:12