God Has Raised

Isaiah 22: 20-21. “And it shall come to pass in that day that I will call my servant Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.”

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We are still seeing the fate of Shebna here.  God told Isaiah that Eliakim, son of Hilkiah, would replace Shebna as the keeper of the treasury. Shebna will be disgraced, and his beautiful clothing will be given to Eliakim–his robe of office, and the belt that signified his importance.

Shebna’s governance had been to oversee the treasury.  That governance would now pass to Eliakim, and instead of using it to further his own status, Eliakim would use his position to be a blessing to Judah and Jerusalem.

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