Summary: To show Shebna and what are the future of Shebna and those living like Shebna.
Are you a parasite?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show Shebna and what are the future of Shebna and those living like Shebna.
Isaiah 22:15-19 (Amplified Bible)
22:15 Come, go to this [contemptible] steward and treasurer, to Shebna, who is over the house [but who is presumptuous enough to be building himself a tomb among those of the mighty, a tomb worthy of a king], and say to him,
22:16 What business have you here? And whom have you entombed here, that you have the right to hew out for yourself a tomb here? He hews out a sepulcher for himself on the height! He carves out a dwelling for himself in the rock!
22:17 Behold, the Lord will hurl you away violently, O you strong man; yes, He will take tight hold of you and He will surely cover you [with shame].
22:18 He will surely roll you up in a bundle [Shebna] and toss you like a ball into a large country; there you will die and there will be your splendid chariots, you disgrace to your master’s house!
22:19 And I will thrust you from your office, and from your station will you be pulled down.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are the True Vine and I am one of your branch, a slave is not above His Master and a branch is not more significant that His Vine, You are the WORD of GOD that pruned and cleansed me every moment of my life so I am fruitful branch in this world.
Who is shebna?
Subtitle: Character Studies
A. Author: Isaiah, the prophet
B. Date written: 740-680 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To reveal that salvation, physical and spiritual, is of the Lord.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Nation of Judah
E. Key word: Salvation. Isaiah means "Salvation of Jehovah"
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Shebna - steward and treasurer of the king.
1. Contemptible steward and treasurer
2. Over the house of the king
3. Builds himself a tomb among the mighty
Shebna or "shebna shebnah" in Hebrew means: to grow, growth. This is growth by itself, not a growth authorized by the LORD. The LORD curses unauthorized growth, remember what happened to the fig tree?
Mark 11:21 (Amplified Bible)
11:21 And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which You doomed has withered away!
Shebna resembles or symbolizes land grabbers, field grabbers and house grabbers. This is known before as squatter, but now given a non-offending name of informal settler.
Micah 2:2-3 (Amplified Bible)
2:2 They covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away; they oppress and crush a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.
2:3 Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, against this family I am planning a disaster from which you cannot remove your necks, nor will you be able to walk erect; for it will be an evil time.
Isaiah 5:8 (Amplified Bible)
5:8 Woe to those who join house to house [and by violently expelling the poorer occupants enclose large acreage] and join field to field until there is no place for others and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!