Meyer concludes his book with a call to spiritual vigilance. He encourages his readers to listen to "the call of God to the tasks to which He summons us" (Meyer 157), like the Jews were called by Zechariah to rebuild the temple.
Meyer believes that in Christ is found humanity's need for both a priest and a king, and it is Christ who will rebuild the temple, the "temple" referring to the community of God's followers.
The first verse of Zechariah 10 commands the reader to ask for rain. Meyer interprets this to mean asking for a time of refreshing. The believer should ask God for "that Pentecost which is to close the present age (Meyer 103). The Christian church is made up of God's seeds, according to Meyer, and while being planted means death, darkness and loneliness, God's spirit, symbolized by rain, will create new life.
Zechariah then has a vision of Joshua, the High Priest of Israel, in filthy rags. Meyer suggests that this could represent the futility of rebuilding the temple for an unworthy priesthood. The fifth vision is of a golden candlestick, which Meyer takes to be the Jews, who give the knowledge of God to the world but provide no light without God. The remaining three visions are grouped under the heading "going forth." The sixth vision is of a flying scroll, covered with the "solemn curses of the law." The seventh vision is of an ephah (a measurement about the size of a bushel) removed by two women, and the eighth vision is of four chariots going out of the mountains surrounding Jerusalem.
During the Babylonian captivity, the Jews observed occasions of fasting. They continued to observe these occasions after their freedom. Meyer believes that times of fasting serve to strengthen belief. According to Meyer, the Jews "entered (captivity) deeply imbued with polytheism, and left it the strictest monotheists the world has ever seen" (Meyer 87).