Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I am zealous for Zion with great zeal;
with great fervor I am zealous for her.’

Zechariah 8:2

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Is there anything relevant about this nation and people today? It’s talked about a lot in the Bible, but why does it affect me now? Weren’t they just nice stories I heard when I was growing up in order to learn about being a good person? Or are the things that Scripture says about Israel literal?