Friday, July 16, 2010

Look at the Nail

Isaiah 22:25

But the Lord of Heaven's Armies also says: "the time will come when I will pull out the nail that seemed so firm. It will come out and fall to the ground. Everything it supports will fall with it, I, the LORD, have spoken!"

The picture today struck me immediately, because of the keys on the nail. The key to understanding Christian faith is Jesus and the nails on the cross and that He died for us! Immediately, I knew this was the picture!

After study of this portion of the scripture I learned about the importance of nails during this time in a home. People placed nails in their walls to hang pots, curtains, other things. The nails were placed during the building of the home, because of the strength of the walls. After they were finished you would not be able to drive a nail in the Eastern walls. The nails were large, square headed like dice and the walls were strong made of clay. So, take all of this in to your thoughts and then ponder the scripture above.

Jesus had all the glory of God placed upon Him. All of our stuff, big and small are placed on Jesus. All of us, whether high or low in society, big or small, black or white, man or woman rest with Jesus. Jesus is our salvation. In the end, our salvation depends on whether we believe that Jesus died for us, because of our big or little sin. Do we get it?

Look at the nail with the keys hanging on it, do you think Jesus is the Key to Eternal Life? I do!

So, when you look at a nail ponder what Jesus did for you and me!

Sweet blessings,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, I wondered what you would share with us from the reading today? We went from praising God in the Psalms to what seemed like "doom and gloom" in Isaiah.

And poor Isaiah, God had him walk around naked and barefoot for three years as a sign of what was to come to Egypt and Ethiopia. The King of Assyria would take them as prisoners and make them walk naked and barefoot....

Interesting information you shared about the nails that were used back in that time period. I need to always ponder on Jesus' sacrifice for me.