Zechariah 9:9, Jesus Chooses Peace

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!

Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!

Behold, your King is coming to you;

He is just and having salvation,

Lowly and riding on a donkey,

A colt, the foal of a donkey.

//Bible devotees from around the world know this verse. They know it because Jesus fulfilled its prophecy. When Jesus came riding into Jerusalem, he chose a lowly donkey as his mount. Jesus was familiar with the writings of Zechariah, and he purposefully asked for a donkey so that he could fulfill the prophecy.

But these devotees may not be familiar with the choice Jesus made. If you read further into the next chapter of Zechariah, you find an angry God riding on a horse into battle. This is the choice Jesus made. Donkey or horse? Peace or war? Forgiveness or vengeance?

We know today’s verse because of the choice Jesus made.

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