Wednesday, March 20 2013
Verse of the Day: V9 “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”
1. Sin (V1)
V1 “In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.”
The Lord Jesus Christ, from the city of Jerusalem and the family of David, is the Fountain of living waters, and whosoever believes in Him, and repents of his sins, shall be forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness, and shall never thirst spiritually again.
“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)
2. Shepherd (V2-7)
V7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.”
Jesus Christ is the good Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep and was smitten and crucified on the cruel cross, and shed His blood for the sins of mankind and whosoever believes and trusts in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven.
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
3. Silver (V8-9)
V9 “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”
The Almighty God told Prophet Zechariah that He shall hear whosoever calls upon His name and believes in Him, and He shall be their God, and they shall be His people. God loves His people very much. He will refine and try His people as they go through the fire of trouble and testing that they will come forth as shining silver and precious gold. The people will then glorify the Lord, and become examples of His love, glory and holiness.
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalms 50:15)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to call upon You, because You are the LORD, my God.