Jan 4, 2019
There is a day coming. That warning is repeated throughout the book of Isaiah, and in Isaiah 2:6-22, God warns of a future day when He will deal with the sins of mankind in a universal manner that causes every single pride-filled, sin-prone human being to hide in fear of His wrath. The book of Isaiah is prophetic in nature, and reveals to the people of Judah what God is going to do, both in the near-term and far-distant future. When we read this book, we have to carefully assess what has taken place and what remains yet unfulfilled. While a book of history, Isaiah also provides a prophetic glimpse into the future of not only Judah, but the entire world. God has a much larger plan in place than the people of Judah can even imagine. They are His people and He is concerned with their fate, but He is also concerned with the coming of His Servant, the Messiah, and the future redemption of the world. For the people of Judah, it was going to be easy to focus on their present circumstances, but God wanted them to have a future-orientation that was focused on His sovereignty.