Thursday, July 16, 2009

I, more of I and even more I

The world we reside in really feeds all of us with thoughts of what is important to me, what matters to me, totally focus on yourself and let other things fall in to place. Isn't it sad...we reside in a world that is all about oneself. We begin to think we are the only thing that matters and let the chips fall where they may and it is a sad way to get by...

Isaiah 22: 15-25 A Message for Shebna really spoke to all of us living right now...How important we may think we are and how it gets us to think selfishly about our own desires and totally forget everything else including God. Shebna was a pretty important guy in his day..he was the palace administrator to the King. Shebna would have had the master key to the palace. He begin to think just how important and special he was so he wanted a really fancy resting place. He began to build this himself on a rock up high...Now this is not exactly something I would want to do anyway...The Lord doesn't like what He sees and tells Shebna that He is going to drive him out of office and replace him with a man by the name of Eliakim who definitely had a heart for the Lord.

A few things we all need to know the chief steward would wear the key (the master key) fastened to the shoulder of his tunic. The key was a picture for authority and the Lord was giving this key to Eliakim to open and shut the door as the Lord's representative, nobody could oppose this move on the Lord's part. Some commentaries say this is also a prophecy about the Messiah, because Jesus spoke of this himself..Look at Matthew 16:19. I think one of the most revealing passages is Revelation 3:7 ~ These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens." We all know this tells us that Jesus has the authority to open and shut doors in our lives just as He pleases and we need to accept all doors ~ open or shut! One door contains true life everlasting. Follow Him the one that holds the key!


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, thanks for the interesting details about Shebna, the palace administration in that passage of scripture. I am not surprised that it is thought to be prophecy of the Messiah. All of scripture is pointing us to Jesus, I believe.
May we keep our eyes on Him.