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Bible Story of the Day: God and Man

Updated on April 25, 2018

Bible Story of the Day

Scripture is the story of Jesus, from Genesis to Revelation. There are over 400 prophecies and representations of Jesus in the Old Testament alone. The Old Testament pointed forward to the coming Christ, and the New Testament points back to Jesus. The Bible is a record of redemption through Jesus Christ who conquered sin and death when He died on the cross and resurrected three days later. The New Testament was written almost 2000 years ago. Some of the Old Testament was written over 4000 years ago. The Bible Story of the Day not only shows Jesus throughout scripture but shows how scripture is relevant to our lives today. Seeing Jesus in scripture is a major step into understanding who our God is, and how He impacts and affects our lives in every moment. I pray that the Holy Spirit opens your mind to understanding the verses and how they affect your life and gives you a better understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. I will post a link to the chapter that each passage is from, so that you can read further on your own.

God and Man

Zechariah 13:7

“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
And against the man, My Associate,”
Declares the Lord of hosts.
“Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered;
And I will turn My hand against the little ones. (NASB).

Where is Jesus and What Does This Mean to Us?

This single, powerful verse has four prophecies of Jesus contained within. There is not one wasted word in scripture. Every word has meaning and was placed there specifically for a purpose. The one prophecy and telling of Jesus that I want to focus on in this verse, today, is that Jesus is God and man. The story from yesterday, “Born of a Virgin, is a perfect prelude to this verse. Jesus was born to a virgin. This was the only way a man could be born and not inherit the original sins of his fathers, going all the way back to Adam. When you hear the phrase: “we are born into sin”, this is what they are talking about. We are born sinful because of our father-Adam. Jesus’ father was not a man, rather it was God. Adam and Jesus are the only two men to exist that were not born of a human father. Jesus was born out of sin; therefore, He did not have to atone for His own sin.

This verse tells about Jesus being sacrificed for His sheep. The verse is God speaking about “His Shepherd” and against the man. The reference tells of Jesus as God’s shepherd of the people, but also identifies the human, mortal aspect of Jesus. The sword will be drawn against Jesus. This can be taken literal as referring to the spear that pierced His skin, or also as symbolic of the Jews revolting against Jesus and killing Him. Jesus is the Son of God, and Jesus is one with the Father making Him God, as well. God cannot be killed, so Jesus in God form cannot be killed. The only way to solve this was for Jesus to be God and man. He would be perfect and sinless because He is God, and He can be sacrificed and killed because He is man.

What does this mean to us? It means that we do not have to die for our sins. It means that we no longer have Adam as our father. We can accept the adoption of Jesus and He will become our spiritual father. We will no longer be condemned to death because of what Adam did. We will be given life because of what Jesus did. The concept can and may sound crazy, but what we are witnessing is true love. God planned to sacrifice Jesus so that we would not have to suffer His wrath for our sinfulness. It is a perfect plan. There is nothing that we need to do, could do, or have done to be loved by God this much. Our salvation is within arm’s reach, waiting for us to grab hold. Jesus was born perfect, because we were not. Jesus sacrificed Himself for us, because we could not. The table has been set for all that believe and there is room for all of us.


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