Another name for the Mountain of the Lord is the Rock of Israel. Isaiah 30:29 Think of the important mountains in the Scriptures: Ararat, Babel’s ziggurat, Sinai, the split Rock of Moses, Zion, the split mountain of Zechariah which provides the way of salvation, Transfiguration, Ascension, Mount Zion heavenly Jerusalem of Hebrews 12:22 (Jerusalem Above which is eternal as opposed to Jerusalem Below which is temporal).
* God Above, please open our eyes today to know You better today from Your word.
“For the LORD of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up – and it shall be brought low;”
It can be hard for us to see proud and lofty people and not get frustrated, especially when those aspects are paired with injustice and avarice.
How does God’s word help us deal with this?
God has a day prepared!
“And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.”
This day is coming. God has promised it in His word. God in the Person of the Son, Jesus our King, promised it while He was on earth. Examples can be found in John 14:3 and Revelation 22:7.
But when will this day come?
Peter helps us wrestle with this in 2 Peter 3,
“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
God’s timing of the _when_, in His patience, is tightly linked with His salvation plan!
Peter goes on,
“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.”
This day will be when BIG THINGS happen.
* Gracious Father,
Thank You that we can read of Your coming day in Isaiah and in Revelation, in John and in Peter’s words, and many other passages beside.
Prepare our hearts Lord, please aright our spirits.