“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” (Zechariah 9:9).
Since Old Testament prophesies lay out for us an exact picture of events that are to take place in future times—events that a human being would have no way of knowing on his own—they prove invaluable as we observe their fulfillment and try to convince others of the validity of the scriptures.
It is obvious that it took divine intervention to reveal these coming events. These prophecies, then, become a part of our spiritual heritage, serving to strengthen our faith in our Heavenly Father as well as in His Son.
This prophecy by Zechariah joins other Golden Predictions in that it pictures for us our Savior as He enters the city of Jerusalem at the beginning of His last week on earth as the Son of Man.
Both Matthew and John record the fulfillment of this prophecy exactly as it was predicted (Matthew 21:5; John 12:15). Jesus came humbly as the Just One to bring us salvation.