“Filthy, yet Cleansed”
Zechariah 3: 1, 3, 6, 7: “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and satan standing at his right hand to accuse him … Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel … And the angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “if you will walk in My ways, and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house...” See God’s three actions here? (a) He rebuked the devil for accusing Joshua (b) He cleansed Joshua, who really needed it (c) He admonished Joshua. And through it all, Joshua got to stay in the Lord’s presence. Ask yourself: Where are you in this picture?