Beginning in Zechariah 1:7 and continuing through Zechariah 6:8, we learn that the prophet Zechariah had a series of eight visions, all in one night. In the first of these visions, Zechariah saw a group of angelic horsemen. Their report that the heathen were at ease caused the Angel of the Lord to cry out to God on behalf of Jerusalem and God’s people. God answers by assuring Zechariah that His people would be blessed again and the heathen would be punished for their wickedness. There is an important principle illustrated in this vision. No matter how backwards life may seem, we must trust that God will always reward His people for their righteousness.