23 And I
will fasten [taqa`] him as a nail [yathed] in a
sure ['aman] place [maqowm]; and he shall be for a glorious [kabowd] throne [kicce'] to his
father's ['ab] house [bayith]. KJV-Interlinear
23 And I will fasten him like a peg in a secure place, and he will
become a throne of honor to his father’s house. ESV
The word for nail, ‘taqa,’ refers to a spike or peg or pin. This is applied to the pegs that are often driven into the ground to support the tent, forming an anchor. It is also used in reference to the nails or spikes that are driven in the walls of a home that is under construction. The spikes also serve a double purpose, in that they generally extend outward so that family articles, like clothing or blankets and such can be hung on them.
Therefore the nail or spike serves to anchor the home, to tie it altogether, to be useful for practical purposes, for the residents of the home.
To fasten, ‘taqa,’ refers to something that is sure and certain, or to something that is firm and sure, leaving not even a second thought regarding its stability and permanency. The word, truth, is often used to express the sureness and certainty of a thing.
Jesus Christ is secure in truth, and His foundation consists of truth.
This verse expresses the promise and certainty, that when God places something, it is sure, steadfast, and certain.
Jesus Christ is the ultimate placement of God on the throne, and as sovereign over all of creation and beyond.
Not only is God sure and certain, but His essence of truth is sure and certain, and His policy of grace is sure and certain. Your salvation and eternal life are sure and certain.
This provides us with the assurance that when we advance in our spiritual lives, that it is God who is building us up, individually, with the ultimate of sureness, and security and certainty. The building material, or spike which holds us together, is Bible doctrine.
It is also God, in the form of Jesus Christ who will ultimately rule, forever, which again provides us with the certainty that once this historical era is completed, then in the next universe, none of the old burdens and obstacles will exist in that new era. And that new era will last forever.
He will be a glorious throne.
This means that all that belongs to the king, who is Jesus Christ, all of His possessions, all of His family, all of His kindred, all that reside within His realm, will be all caught up in that glory simultaneously with Him.
And since the new universe will incorporate the new earth and new universe and heaven, then there will be no place that will be less than wonderful or phenomenal.
The fathers house, draws attention to the individuality of the Father and the Son, thus referring to the deity of both and the humanity of the Son, thus excluding all other would be gods or demi-gods and such.
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