“Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered
at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree” (Zechariah 3:8-10)
Today’s Morsel: When I was a kid, and even today, I liked figs. Figs are high in fiber and they have other qualities that are good for you. I even love Fig Newtons. When I was in high school, my science teacher's last name was Newton. Because we all liked him as a teacher, we would walk down the hall going to his class singing, “You're darn tooting we love Fig Newton.” Zechariah prophesied that the Branch, which was Christ, would call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.” Scripture says, “One of the two which heard John
speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these” (John 1:40-50). Every prophecy that was spoken of Jesus by the prophets concerning Him were fulfilled. Where were you when He called you? As many of those eighteen-wheeler drivers say on the highway on their CB Radio’s, “Got your ears on good-buddy?” We have to be listening in order to hear His voice and His call.
Sing: When He calls me, I will answer, when He calls me, I will hear. When He calls me, I will answer, I’ll be somewhere listening for my name.
I’ll be somewhere listening, I’ll be somewhere listening, I’ll be somewhere listening for my name; I’ll be somewhere listening, I’ll be somewhere listening, I’ll be somewhere listening for my name!
Thought For Today: Got your ears on