Hello, today my sister and I are posting together on Zechariah 3:4-5 which says:
“The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.” 5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by.”
The High Priest, Joshua, was standing before and Angel of the Lord. He was wearing filthy clothes, so the Angel of the Lord told the people to take off the filthy clothes. He did this as an example of God taking away the sins of the people.
This is an example of us. We were like Joshua, we had filthy “clothes” on. We were filthy from our sin, and we didn’t deserve to be saved. Yet, God loved us very much. So He sent His own son as a sacrifice for our sin. He took off our dirty clothes, and gave us new, white ones. A good example of how our sin is like dirty clothes is in Matthew 22:11-12 which says:
““But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. 13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”
We would have been like that man with the dirty clothes. Our sins are like dirty clothes; in fact the Bible tells us that even our best efforts are like dirty rags! We wouldn’t go to heaven, and we would have God’s wrath on us because of our sin! But Jesus, just like the angel in Zechariah, took away our “dirty clothes” and gave us new, clean “clothes”, which are His righteousness by dying on the cross with our sin.
Because Jesus died for us and gave us His righteousness we now are free from God’s wrath, and if we trust in Jesus we will go to heaven! Jesus saved us from death, and from God’s wrath! Because Jesus loved us we are saved; thank you Jesus!
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland