The hope for Judah found in today’s passage is faint, to be sure. Jehoiachin was still in exile even if he held an exalted place there. Nevertheless, his exaltation was a true indication that better days were ahead for Judah. The glimpses of hope that God gives His people are often like that—faint but nonetheless real. The Lord delights to redeem hopeless situations, so let us know that there is hope in the darkest of days even when it is hard for us to see it.