Nov. 14, 2019
And many people shall go and say, come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3
LET IT GLOW
In the summer, we went looking for mulberries to pick, so we took the cow path, that led us right to the tree. Although it wasn't a straight line, we got to our destination. Did you know that the Lord has paths intended for us to walk on as His children?
This chapter contains the prophecy of Isaiah. God gave Isaiah a gift of seeing the future. The subject is the future events occurring to Judah and Jerusalem (Zion). Their destruction had already been revealed in the first chapter, if they did not repent of idolatry, it would happen. Now, we look to the future when the Messiah will return to earth to establish His earthly millennial kingdom, spoken of in Revelation 20.
What will happen then?
- The Temple in Jerusalem will be reestablished, but this time the worship of Jesus Christ will be the focal point.
- Jesus will be The Judge who shall discern the affairs of all nations during His millennial kingdom.
- The weapons of war shall be turned into tools of peace and farming as the Prince of Peace reigns.
- The laws of God will be taught and all will obey them.
- Sin will be removed, as well as the causes of war, conflict, and other problems.
- We will walk in the light of the LORD.
1 Thess. 5:8) If we are, then we are living with peace and joy, for Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
LET IT GROW
Verse 22 in the New Living Translation, says: Don't put your trust in mere humans. They are frail as breath. What good are thy?
We humans are only mortals. We are limited in comparison to God. We are unreliable, selfish, and shortsighted. Yet we trust our lives and futures more readily to mortal human beings than to the all-knowing God. We must beware of people who want us to trust them instead of God. Only God is completely reliable. He is perfect, and we can rely on His mercy and enduring love (Ps. 100:5).
(Life Application Study Bible)
In whom are we putting our trust? Is it government, people, our job, bank account, or Jesus Christ?
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
LET IT GO
Jesus, You are forever faithful. Teach me Your ways, direct my paths, and help me to trust in You with all my heart.