A Beautiful Fountain

Read the Bible in a year by reading Zechariah 13 and 14 today.
Zechariah prophesied,
In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness (Zechariah 13:1)
After the mournful events prophesied in Zechariah 12, the prophet revealed that in the day of that mourning a fountain would be opened. This fountain would be for sin and for uncleanness, washing sin away. Wait a minute! When Zechariah prophesied of this fountain, God had already put into place a sacrificial system that took care of sin. Therefore, there must have been something inadequate with those sacrifices. Those sacrifices taught the necessity of sacrificing for sin, that there is a price to pay, in this case, animals were killed for man’s sin.
However, the words of Zechariah 12 that you read yesterday, and the words of chapter 13 that you will read today, show that a man would be sacrificed. This man would have to be very special to pay for the sins of all people, and he would have to be better than us, otherwise, we would simply be offered as the sacrifices. Do you know who he was? Verse 7 says that he was God’s Shepherd. He was God’s Companion. Someone must love you with a love that you have never seen before to offer such a sacrifice, that all your sins might be washed away in the
fountain of blood, that would flow from his body.

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