Read: Zechariah 2
In the first six chapters, Zechariah shares eight visions he had in the night. An angel appears and explains the meaning of the visions, but we’re still left with a lot of symbolic imagery.
But there’s one picture in Chapter 2 that’s staying with me: a wall of fire.
“The declaration of the Lord: ‘I myself will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it.'” (Zechariah 2:5)
Remember, Zechariah delivered his messages at a time when the temple had not been finished yet. Nor had the walls around Jerusalem been rebuilt. Jerusalem was a defenseless city. The people had every reason to fear their enemies in surrounding regions.
But God assures them that he will be their protector.
He will be a wall of fire around the city. And his glory will shine within it.
I can think of a couple areas in my life where I’m feeling pretty vulnerable — pretty wide open to attack. And today’s passage of Scripture has given me the words to pray.
Lord, be a wall of fire around me today.
Today and always.
In a journal or notebook, write Zechariah 2:5.
“The declaration of the Lord: ‘I myself will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it.'”
Or write any passage from today’s reading that stands out to you.
Thank you, Lord, that you take a personal interest in your people. You care about their protection. You care about my protection. In every situation, Lord, I pray that you will be a wall of fire around me. Be a fiery shield the enemy cannot penetrate or extinguish. Thank you for the fierce way you love your children. I am so grateful for your love and grace and protection. In your name I pray, amen.