Our hearts need to be in what we are doing for the Lord.
v.1-3 – Fast over the fall of Jerusalem
v.4-7 – What was the reason for their fasting? Are the things we doing just out of routine, or is our heart in it?
v.8-14 – Why their prayers were not answered. (1 John 3)
Chapter 8 – Restoration of Israel
v.1-2 -God is a jealous God
v.3 – The future for Jerusalem as the city of truth
v.4 – People will live a long time in the future.
v.5 – Kids will be playing in the streets
v.7-8 – Jews will return to the Holy Land
v.9-19 – Restoration of Israel
v.20-23 – During the kingdom age Jerusalem will be the religious center