Hello, today my sister and I are doing our post together on Haggai 2:23
“‘On that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
God is talking about destroying other nations. He is telling Zerubbabel that he will destroy the nations, and then take Zerubbabel as his “signet ring” , and that he had chosen Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel here is a picture of Jesus, Jesus was chosen by the Father as the one who would save the world! Zerubbabel was in favor of the Lord here, and the Bible tells us that Jesus “grew in favor with man and with the God”.
Even though Zerubbabel was not a picture of Jesus in that Jesus died for the sins of the world, he is still of picture of Jesus because he was chosen and in favor with God. But we can still see the Gospel in this passage: Jesus was chosen by God to be the savior of the world! To take our sins away and to give us righteousness!
Jesus was the only one who could be near God, because He was/is God.Yet He gave up His righteousness. He gave us His righteousness, and He took our sin for us. Now, we are the children of God.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland