Did You Really Fast For Me . . . For Me? (Zechariah 7:1-14)

DID YOU REALLY FAST FOR ME…FOR ME?

Zechariah 7:1-14

I. A HEARTFELT QUESTION (vs. 1-3)

     a. How much after the visions did this Word come to Zechariah? ___________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________________ (Dec 7th 518BC)

     b. What did Sherezer and Regem-Melech ask of the priests? _______________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________________________

     c. The fasts that were being observed were: the day the Temple was destroyed (fifth month…2 Kings 25:8),

     the next was when Gedaliah was murdered (the seventh month…2 Kings 25:25), the day the wall around

     Jerusalem was breached (the fourth month…2 Kings 25:3), the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem (the tenth

     month…2 Kings 25:1-2). Why did each of these things happen in the first place? ________________________

     _________________________________________________________________________________________

II. AN UNEXPECTED ANSWER (vs. 4-14)

     a. How long did it take God to answer their question? _____________________________________________

     b. Who was the answer directed to? ___________________________________________________________

     c. Did God seem to take a different view of their fasting than they had? ______________________________

     d. Instead of mourning what would have been a far better behavior from God’s people? _________________

      ________________________________________________________________________________________

     e. Had they simply obeyed what would God have done to His people?___________________________________

     f. Instead of heeding God’s voice through His prophets what did the people do? ________________________

     _________________________________________________________________________________________

     g. How did God choose to express His displeasure with His people? ____________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________________

III. APPLICATION: Does this message from God hold any specific challenge to us in our walk with God? ________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is it that God seeks in us that He is well pleased? _______________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

 
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