Thursday, October 1, 2015

Who can hold the keys

October 1

Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 22 - 23

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 22:23 – “And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a throne of glory to his father's house.”

A peg suggests something that is firmly put in place. A reliable person to bear the burden of the government of that day. The prophet is directly speaking of Eliakim here. However, in verse 25 of this chapter the prophet states that not even noble Eliakim could sustain the burden.

In the New Testament we see the only One who could sustain this burden – Jesus Christ. The Apostle John in Revelation has Jesus quoting verse 22 of this passage – “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; and he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.” (See Revelation 3:7).

The picture is sown in the Old and revealed in the New.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to “connect the dots” in Your Word. As I study, open my eyes that I might see You. Amen.

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