Daily Bible Reading: Zechariah 1 – 3
Verse of the Day: Zechariah 3:3 – 4 – “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.”
The name of Zechariah means “Yahweh remembers.” Israel would be blessed because Yahweh remembers the covenant that He made with them. It is a highly Messianic book. The Messiah is displayed in both of His advents – the Servant and the King, as Man and God.
The Priest, Joshua, is being prepared to serve in the Temple that was being rebuilt. But, in his own power, he was not clean. The Lord would remove his sin stains, and clothe him with purity. A picture of what Christ has done for us.
Prayer: Father, we thank you for the exchange of our filthy rags for Christ’s glory. Amen.