Verse of the Day:V8 “And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.”
1. This Is The Curse (V1-4)
V2 “And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.”
The Almighty God showed Prophet Zechariah a large flying roll, which represented God’s holy Word and His curse and judgement upon the sins and wickedness of the people on the face of this earth. Everyone steals, swears and sins against God, and the only way to remove God’s curse upon man’s sins and wickedness is for man to truly repent and confess his sins, so that he can be reconciled with the holy and righteous God.
V3 “Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.”
2. This Is An Ephah (V5-6)
V5 “Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.”
This time, the angel of God showed Zechariah an ephah or a basket which contained the wickedness of man. It seems that man on his own, can never be holy before the holy God.
V6 “And I said What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.”
3. This Is Wickedness (V8-11)
V8 “And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.”
God knows the sins and wickedness of man. In God’s sovereign plan, He had prepared His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be made a little lower than the angels, to be a mortal man on this earth, to suffer and die on the cruel cross, and shed His blood for our sins, so that when we believe and trust in Jesus, we shall be reconciled with God through the righteousness of Jesus. Let us see Jesus, and thank Him for tasting death for us, and removing the curse of our sins, so that we may live for His glory, honour and praise.
Hebrews 2:9 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to see Jesus, and thank Him for saving my soul.