6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
9 In that day they will say,
“Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
What a mountain! What at story. On this mountain Abraham offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice at God’s request, Isaac carried the wood for his own sacrifice then God told Abraham NOT to sacrifice his son. (Genesis 22) About a thousand years later, King David would purchase a threshing floor on this mountain and an altar would be built there so that a plague would be held back from the people. (2 Samuel 24) Solomon would build his temple on this same mountain. Jesus, the Son of God, who also carried the wood for his sacrifice, was crucified on this mountain. From this mountain messianic promises will be fulfilled; our disgrace removed, all tears wiped away and a banquet will be held in honor of the King of Kings and Lord of lords who will rule and reign . . . from this mountain! (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Lift up an unanswered prayer to God and ask for a renewed sense of his patience and strength.