June 24, Reading 2 – Isaiah 2


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SAA Notes

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).

SJA Notes

“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’s hard sometimes not to see the proud and lofty and get frustrated, particularly when paired with injustice and avarice.

How does God’s word help us deal with this?

There is a day – 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. Jesus has promised it! (2 egs, John 14:3, Rev 22:7)

But when? What happens in the meantime? What about the injustice and badness now?

Peter helps us 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 ot fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

SALVATION! God’s patience in the timing of _when_ the day will come is tightly linked with His salvation plan! The repentance of people from all nations!

Peter goes on to speak of God’s coming day, “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 come like a thief, and BIG THINGS will happen. IMPORTANT things.

* Great God above, please show us today what you want us to know from Your word.

Thank You that we can read of Your coming day in Isaiah and Revelation, in John and in 2 Peter, and many other passages besides.

Prepare our hearts Oh Lord, aright our spirits. Give us boldness with Your message of salvation to all peoples.


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