“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 22, “A Prophecy About Jerusalem,” V

Christian Living

“I’m Gonna Be Ready,” Yolanda Adams

Oracle – A person through whom God Speaks, or Message From God.

Oracles – The Words Of God

Prophecy – A Message or Prediction (What Will Happen In The Future)  From God

Prophesy – To Foretell, Expound, And Interpret The Message From God

Prophet/Prophetess – God’s Spokesman (or, person), Divinely Called Minister  

Prophetic – To Speak From God’s Perspective of what will Happen In The Future 

Idolatry – Worship Of/To Any Created Object or Person Instead of The True Creator, God.

“A Prophecy About Jerusalem,” V, Isaiah 22:23) And I Will Fasten Him As A Nail In A Sure Place; And He Shall Be For A Glorious Throne To His Father’s House.  Ezra 9:8.  24) And They Shall Hang Upon Him All The Glory Of His Father’s House, The Offspring And The Issue, All Vessels Of Small Quantity, From The Vessels Of Cups, Even To All The Vessels Of Flagons.  25) In That Day, Saith The Lord Of Hosts, Shall The Nail That Is Fastened In The Sure Place Be Removed, And Be Cut Down, And Fall; And The Burden That Was Upon It Shall Be Cut Off:  For The Lord Hath Spoken It.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary –  v23, A peg suggests one who is firmly in place, a reliable person (but see 22:25).  Glorious throne suggests that Eliakim will bring honor to the memory of his father’s house in contrast to the shame that Shebnar had brought to his master (see v. 18).  v24, All vessels is a metaphor for all the inhabitants, both the influential and the insignificant.  v25, The peg that is fastened in the secure place:  The reference here appears to be Eliakim (v. 20).  Even the noble Eliakim could sustain the burden of government.  Only Immanuel Could Do That (9:6, 7).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v15-25, This message to Shebna is a reproof of his pride, vanity, and security; what vanity is (is) all earthly grandeur, which death will so soon end!!  What will it avail, whether we are laid in a magnificent tomb, or covered with the green sod?  Those who, when in power, turn and toss (throw) others, will be justly turned and tossed (thrown) themselves.  Eliakim should be put into Shebna’s place.  Those called to places of Trust and Power, Should Seek To God For Grace To Enable Them To Do Their Duty.  Eliakim’s advancement is described.  Our Lord Jesus Describes His Own Power As Mediator, Revelation 3:7, That He Has The key Of David.  His Power In The Kingdom Of Heaven, And In Ordering All The Affairs Of That Kingdom, Is Absolute.  Rulers should be fathers to those under their government; and the honor men bring unto their families, by their Piety and Usefulness, is more to be valued than what they derive from them by their names and titles.  The glory of this world gives a man no real worth or excellence; it is but hung upon him, and it will soon drop from him.  Eliakim was compared to a nail (or peg)  in a sure place.  That Soul Cannot Perish, Nor That Concern Fall To The Ground, Which Is By Faith Hung Upon Christ.  He Will Set Before The Believer An Open Door, Which No Man Can Shut, And Bring Both Body And Soul To Eternal Glory.  But those who Neglect So Great Salvation will find that when He Shutteth None Can Open, Whether It Be Shutting Out From Heaven, Or Shutting Up In Hell For Ever.

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