Hello, today my sister and I are doing our post together on Zechariah 9:8 which says:
“But I will encamp at my temple to guard it against marauding forces. Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.”
God is saying that He would no longer let His people be oppressed. He would keep enemies from taking over Israel and Judah. Because He was “keeping watch”, they would never be overrun again.
So, for years the Israelites and Judites waited for their deliverer. The Romans began to control Israel, and the people wished for their savior, thinking He would rid them of the Romans and be their new king. When the deliverer finally came, He didn’t tell everyone to serve Him because He would be their king, He served others. He helped those in need, the sick, sinful, and outcast.
This deliverer was put on a cross by the people, He was crucified. Those that He came to save killed Him and hated Him, and His name is Jesus. Jesus is a King, yet He came as a servant; He could have killed anyone He pleased, yet He was killed by those who hated Him, the ones He came to save. He was killed so that He could save those He loved, even though they hated Him!
Jesus came to save the world because He loves the world and everyone in it! He saved us from our own sin; He saved us from the punishment that we deserved! He saved us because He loves us, even though we scoffed at Him and mocked Him! Now, because of Jesus, we will never be oppressed by sin anymore, all because of Jesus!
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland