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 the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted 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 temple 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.
These verses capture a picture of what Zion was supposed to be. A place where the nations will come to learn about God and to learn his ways. There were times when we would ask ourselves as church leaders something like, “We always say that we want people to come to the church but what would we do if they did?!” Asking the question, “Are we ready?” helped us to look at ourselves in a fresh way. Are you ready for someone to ask you, “Can you teach me about God? Can you show me how to walk in his ways?”
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Take time to pray Psalm 96. Allow it to shape prayers of thanksgiving as you are reminded of who God is.