Today I read Ezra (trying to finish up my reading so I can begin the 90-Day Bible Reading Challenge!), and came across this verse:
“But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.” (9:8)
A peg? Why would they want a peg, and what would they use it for? I tend to view myself in the place of Israel when I’m reading the Old Testament, so it got me curious. I’m wondering if I need a peg.
The cross-reference in my Bible is Isaiah 22:23-24: “I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, and he will become a throne of glory to his father’s house. So they will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house.”
Wow! When I read that, I immediately decided that I want to be a peg. I want God to hang His glory on ME! What an honor, that I could have the opportunity to be driven deep into a firm place — in His house! — and then to be graced with the glory of God Himself.
So, do you want to be a peg? That would definitely be a finer thing, as well as company worth keeping!