Monday, December 2, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

​ The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. ”For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.  He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.  O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.    Isaiah 2:1-5

God does nothing without telling His people.  Isaiah, prophesying 500 years before Jesus appears, says that God is coming.  Jesus was on the way.  God was going to shine a light from Zion, the city of God.  That light would be the word of God on this walkthrough life.  And that word would be what judges the beliefs and behaviors of this world, the nations, as wrong.  His word would come and settle the disputes of mankind.  God’s word is His light for this life.  God’s law has always been about His love.  His word is the law for this life.  Those who believe in God’s love, live by God’s law to experience God’s life.  Love works!  But love lives in the light of God’s law for this life.  Those who believe in God’s love also believe in God’s light.   Let us walk in the light of the Lord.

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