And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. And he spoke kindly to him, and gave him a seat above the seats of the kings who were with him in Babylon. So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king’s table, and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king according to his daily need, until the day of his death, as long as he lived. Jeremiah 52:31-34
Grace is wonderful. For us and for Jehoiachin. He was treated graciously:
1. Brought him out of prison!
Ps. 142:7 “Bring my soul out of prison, That I may praise Your name;”
2. Spoke kindly to him!
Ps.119:103 “How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
3. Gave him a more prominent seat!
Ps.113:7,8 “He raises the poor out of the dust, And lifts the needy out of the ash heap, That He may seat him with princes; With the princes of His people.”
4. Prison garments were changed!
Zech.3:3,4 “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
5. Ate bread continually with the king all the days of his life!
Sounds like Mephibosheth!
Rev.19:9 ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’
6. His provisions were supplied daily!
Phil 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”