Editors: Edwin F. Harvey & Lillian G. Harvey
DEEPER TRUTHS FOR CHRISTIANS, No. 6
THE NIGHT OF THE SOUL
By Dr. F. W. Krummacher
“I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white” (Zech. 1:8).
“I saw by night,” saith the prophet; and by these words he intimates the circumstances of the time at which the vision was given. Zechariah prophesied about five hundred years before the birth of Christ. He had lived with his parents in the captivity of Babylon; but after the friendly edict of Cyrus, King of Persia, he returned with the first company under Zerubbabel to the country of his fathers, and assisted at the rebuilding of the holy city and its temple. Then was a time of great joy and jubilant expectation. God, Who remembered His covenant with their fathers, had again decidedly appeared for His people Israel; and all seemed raised by the cheering hope of golden days at hand. Then was it not night, but bright day in Israel, nevertheless the glory was of short duration for the men of Samaria brought a dark cloud upon it.