-God’s universal reign that will come about in consummation of His Kingdom is revealed to Isaiah in this amazing prophetic chapter. The importance of the literal and spiritual Jerusalem is held forth as a place where all the nations will gather to worship the One-True and Living God. At that time it will be a place for teaching in His ways, and the law will go forth from His throne in Zion. He, the King (Messiah) will judge between the nations and render every decision in His All-powerful wisdom. The peoples will live with peace finally as they hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. War will not be learned ever again (Isaiah 2:1-4). The house of Jacob is implored to walk in the light of the LORD and not be influenced by those idolaters from the east and the soothsayers like the Philistines from the west. These foreigners to God’s covenant trust in their wealth from silver and gold and horses and chariots. Their land is filled with worthless idols as they worship the work of their own hands. The terror of the LORD is coming against this mindset and way. They will hide in fear and panic as the day of reckoning comes against all those who are proud and lofty, not humble before the God of the Universe. The LORD alone will be exalted in that day. The idols will completely vanish as men realize the power of the LORD as the earth is made to tremble (Isaiah 2:5-22). Compare this prophetic expression to the words in Revelation 6:15-17 and the final analysis in Revelation 21. *Application* We must realize that in our lives we have choices that will determine our destiny. Choose first His Kingdom and His glory and all these other things that you might desire will be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Choose other things first and you will fall under the judgment of Almighty God.
Verse to Memorize: Isaiah 2:2-4