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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY–MEETING WORKBOOK DECEMBER 2016

 TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD | ISAIAH 17-23

Abuse of Power Leads to Loss of Authority

Abuse of Power Leads to Loss of Authority

Shebna was the steward “in charge of the house,” likely the house of King Hezekiah. His position was second only to the king, and much was expected of him.

22:15, 16

  • Shebna should have cared for the needs of Jehovah’s people

  • He selfishly pursued glory for himself

22:20-22

  • Jehovah replaced Shebna with Eliakim

  • Eliakim was given “the key of the house of David,” which symbolized power and authority

Consider: How could Shebna have used his authority to help others?