30 August: Divine Intervention

When the world’s filled with more horror stories than one can process, most may wondering if some sort of “divine intervention” will be the only thing to put things right…

READ ZECHARIAH 14   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by when some sort of shocking news catches my eye. Though I don’t buy the newspaper or watch the news, my internet browser is set to the BBC News home page. So, I can’t do much in a day, before I’m found shaking my head with incredulity.

The prophet, Zechariah, lived 2,500+ years ago and yet, the behavior of his community was just as hair-raising. However, apart from a scary v2 in today’s chapter, the overall theme of Zechariah’s book is about encouragement – even when life is turned upside down. This chapter, for example, is about events that have already happened [v4], but also about events still to come. [v4-5] With divine intervention in His time, the Creator God will be King over the whole earth. At that time there’ll be one Lord and His Name will be above all names. [v9] So, although we may think that the world is out of control at times, the Creator God has always been Lord over the Creation He made.  At the start, at the end, and when it looks like nothing is changing, He’s at the centre of centre of it all…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the Author of HIStory? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Since my youth, O Lord, You’ve taught me and, to this day, I declare Your marvellous deeds! [Psalm 71:17]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE on Mexico[b]
  • Your Country: Missing People & Victims of Unsolved Crimes
  • Yourself: Quality time with Your Maker’s Handbook
  • Your concerns for today
I thank-You Lord because all I have to do is ask and it will be given to me. If I seek, I’ll find and if I knock, Your door will be opened to me. [Matthew 7:7]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Though I’m too ashamed and disgraced to lift up my face to You, Father God, because my sin is higher than my head, and my guilt has reached to the heavens, forgive me. [Ezra 9:6]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

You Lord God, are my rock in whom I take refuge; my shield and the strength of my salvation. You’re my stronghold, my refuge and my saviour – from the violence of life You’ve saved me. [2 Samuel 22:3]

 “For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Prayer

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” [Philippians 4:6]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/mexi/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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