The Cleansing Fountain
Today’s reading: Zechariah 9:9-14:21
My selection: Zechariah 13:1
“On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.
My reflections:What a picture of the mercy and grace of God toward His sinful, filthy people! The fountain, gushing continuously, would be a reminder of the ongoing need for cleansing. Our problem is not only sin, those individual acts of rebellion against a holy God, but also the residual stains it leaves on our souls, the uncleanness it leaves behind. We need a fountain that cleanses and that never runs dry. That fountain is Jesus Christ, in whom alone we find forgiveness and cleansing. He washes His people by regeneration, a new spiritual birth, and He renews them by His Holy Spirit resulting in an inheritance of hope of eternal life (Titus 3:4-7).
My challenge: If your sin weighs heavily upon you, if you are painfully aware of the corruption of sin on your soul, come to the fountain flowing abundantly to rid you of every stain. Rejoice in the truth that this fountain will never run dry. God poured out His Spirit richly so that being declared righteous you would become an heir to the hope of eternal life.
Tomorrow’s reading: Malachi 1:1-Matthew 1:25