Translations: Chinese GB Big5

I Will Drive You Out of Office

Isaiah 22:15-19
Thus says the Lord GOD of hosts:
"Go, proceed to this steward, To Shebna, who is over the house, and say:
‘What have you here, and whom have you here,
That you have hewn a sepulcher here,
As he who hews himself a sepulcher on high,
Who carves a tomb for himself in a rock?
Indeed, the LORD will throw you away violently,
O mighty man, And will surely seize you.
He will surely turn violently and toss you like a ball Into a large country;
There you shall die, and there your glorious chariots
Shall be the shame of your master’s house.
So I will drive you out of your office,
And from your position he will pull you down.
The recent exposure of pedophiles and homosexuals among the Catholic priesthood is just another example and reminder of the prevelance and predominance of sin even over the religious elite. In fact it was the religious elite who proved themselves Jesus' greatest enemies. Thus a person's position or office is not necessarily reflective of the person themselves. As positions of authority incur greater accountability so the Lord deals harshly with Sheba, and with all such who presume God's blessing when they themselves chose to live a lifestyle of sin. With position comes temptation to become proud.  "Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall." Prov 16:18

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources Jul 29,2015