Wednesday Devotion, December 2
1 This is a vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all— the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. 3 People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem. 4 The Lord will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes. They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore.
Interesting imagery. We are usually told that at the end of time, we will all have been perfected in heaven, but Isaiah's vision says that in the last days we will learn his ways and walk in his paths. It will be then that world peace has a legitimate chance. Our weapons of mass destruction will be tools of provision. This does not mean we should not work to world peace now or that we should purposely stray from God, but that only when God is all in all will we see the kingdom fully revealed.
Do you think we should be responsible for the world we live in today? Why or why not? How does the above scripture play into your answer?
Heavenly Father, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.