Refined by the Fire

The opening verse of the passage, along with the living waters in 14:8, further the theme of the Well for this week. Apocalyptic images will have you feel the connection with the Book of Revelation as the energy of the year’s end mounts to conclusion. Also, see if you can find some verses that Matthew and Mark place on the lips of Jesus in the narrative of the Passion.

The nineteenth century German philosophy Nietzsche said: “That which doesn’t destroy me makes me stronger.” Zechariah expresses a similar conviction in using the image of the refiner’s fire as suffering comes upon the people. Who or what in your life are you resisting that, if embraced and accepted, would lift you to a higher place, as Zacchaeus, so that you can see Jesus?

Zechariah 13—14

Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In the season of Kingdomtide we read Habakkuk to Malachi.

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Example: Refine me as fire, O Lord. 13:9

For all the Firestarters I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information.