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Today's Bible Study

The Apple of His Eye

Zechariah 2:8-9

8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. 9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

How can you encourage anyone to leave their comfort zone and move into a place of uncertainty and danger? I guess the answer to that would have to depend on the incentives offered to them. Most people would weigh the costs and risks against the benefits of the move. What were the benefits offered to the Jews to leave prosperous Babylon and return to a devastated Jerusalem?

In verses 6 and 7, they were not told to simply leave. They were told to flee and to rescue themselves from the wrath to come. Would this be enough to make one leave? It would be if you trusted the one who delivered the warning. The person would need to have a strong faith, for there was no evidence that anything terrible was about to happen. But, "...we walk by faith, not by sight." (2Corinthians 5:7)

Now, in verse 8, there is another promise made that also required the hearer to have faith. This verse, however, has presented a problem for many scholars. "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath He sent me..." Who is the messenger and who sent him? If God is the speaker, it would be strange for Him to be sent by someone. The LORD, or Yahweh, of hosts has to be Jesus Christ who is then sent by the Father.   Read More


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