Devotional Readings

Isaiah 22:20 – Just a curious verse…

It caught me by surprise that I knew not who this was.
Isa 22:20  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
John Gill writes….

Isaiah 22:20

And it shall come to pass in that day,…. At the same time that Shebna was deposed from his high station:

that I will call my servant Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah; whom Kimchi thinks was the same with Azariah the son of Hilkiah, who might have two names, and was a ruler over the house of God in the times of Hezekiah, 1Ch 6:13 this man, by the character given him, was a good man, a faithful, diligent, and constant servant of the Lord, and therefore he delighted to raise him to great honour and dignity: he did not seek great things for himself, nor did he thrust himself into the office, but the Lord called him to it in his providence, and put him into it; he did, as Kimchi observes, put it into the heart of Hezekiah to appoint him governor in the room of Shebna. This man was a type of Christ; his name agrees with him which signifies, “my God will raise up”; that is, the dead by him, 1Co 6:14 and so does the character of a servant, frequently given to Christ in this book; see Isa 42:1 nor did Christ take any office to himself, but was called unto it by his Father, Heb 5:4.


Btw I love the way phrases of the KJV worked there way into common language.


Isa 22:13  And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

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