Verse of the Day:V8 “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.”
1. Brand (V1-5)
V1 “And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.”
Satan accused Joshua of being a brand (burning wood) or unworthy to be God’s high priest. Satan’s most devastating strategy of discouraging people from serving the Lord is to accuse them of their sins, because all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
V2 “And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?”
2. Branch (V6-8)
V7 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.”
The Almighty God, the Creator shall always prevail against His fallen creature, Satan. God told Zechariah that He shall send the BRANCH, the Christ, the Son of God, to die and shed His blood for the sins of the whole world, so that those who believe in Christ shall have His righteousness, and Satan shall no longer accuse God’s people of their sins.
V8 “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.”
3. Behold (V9-10)
V9 “For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
God commanded Zechariah to behold the stone that was laid before Joshua, and revealed to him that the stone was Christ, the BRANCH, and that the 7 eyes were God’s perfect wisdom that one day every man shall acknowledge that the BRANCH is the Son of God.
V10 “In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe the Branch that He is the Christ, the Son of God.