The Gospel According to Isaiah the Son of Amoz

June 19, 2010 at 8:02 Leave a comment

1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

     2 In the last days
the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established
     as chief among the mountains;
it will be raised above the hills,
     and all nations will stream to it.

     3 Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
     to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
     so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
     the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 He will judge between the nations
     and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
     and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
     nor will they train for war anymore.

5 Come, O house of Jacob,
     let us walk in the light of the LORD.

 6 You have abandoned your people,
     the house of Jacob.
They are full of superstitions from the East;
     they practice divination like the Philistines
     and clasp hands with pagans.
7 Their land is full of silver and gold;
     there is no end to their treasures.
Their land is full of horses;
     there is no end to their chariots.
8 Their land is full of idols;
     they bow down to the work of their hands,
     to what their fingers have made.
9 So man will be brought low
     and mankind humbled–
     do not forgive them.

10 Go into the rocks,
     hide in the ground
from dread of the LORD
     and the splendor of his majesty!
11 The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled
     and the pride of men brought low;
the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

     12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store
     for all the proud and lofty,
     for all that is exalted
     (and they will be humbled),
13 for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty,
     and all the oaks of Bashan,
14 for all the towering mountains
     and all the high hills,
15 for every lofty tower
     and every fortified wall,
16 for every trading ship
     and every stately vessel.

 Isaiah 2:1-18 (NIV)

17 The arrogance of man will be brought low
     and the pride of men humbled;
the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
     18 and the idols will totally disappear.


Read verse 17 again, who is the one going to be exalted?  God will be the only standing showing us the splendor of gloirous mighty power.  We shall see him as our redeemer, our loving Father, and our Friend.  On that day of days our backs will be bent and our knees will bent on the ground with our arms outreched worshipping our God.

15 For this is what the high and lofty One says–
     he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
     but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
     and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 57:15 (NIV)

Repentant people, people who see God as their only hope will see him on that day.  The way of God’s Kingdom will be humility, thankfullness and gratitude.  God stepped upon our planet to redeem a people for himself.  God punished his Son for us making sinful for us who committed no sin so he could redeem us for himself.  What God would do such thing our Father is such a God who lavished grace upon us when we were yet sinners.


Entry filed under: Grace.

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