Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” (Zechariah 3:1-4 ESV)
What a great scene! Satan, the accuser, has the rug pulled out from under him. All of the evidence against Joshua has been removed. This is how it is for all who believe in Jesus, who provides the new clothes.
Can you think of things you have done or said that could get you in trouble, things that you wanted to keep your parents from finding out? Have you ever said, “don’t tell mom and dad” and offered gifts or threats to bolster your request?
Praise the Lord for giving us no need to fear punishment!
McCheyne’s reading plan: 2 Ch 18, Re 7, Zech 3, Ps 123-125