In my journey through Zechariah 13:7–14:21, I read a prophecy of the suffering of Christ who would lay down his life for our sins. There is also prophecy of trials and sufferings which points to the siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 AD. The scripture tells us that one-third will remain and God will refine them like silver and test them like gold (13:9).
Some day He will return to set up His kingdom. In the meantime, we can accept God’s plan for us as explained at this link. As we go through life, we are tested and refined. We are battle tested for what life brings our way. We know where to go and what needs to be done.
This Day with God, I’m thankful for my relationship with Him through Jesus Christ and for the feeling of security in knowing my sin has been dealt with. I’m praying that I put God’s will first in my marriage, family, relationships, and career.