A Peg

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!

This post is linked to Finer Things Friday and Company Girls Coffee.

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