Advent Week 1: Waiting for the Prince of Peace... Who Brings Peace
Isaiah lived in a time when his people were desperate for some peace. So do we. Isaiah foretold a Messiah who would bring a time when peace would come to the world. He was talking about Jesus. So why don't we live in a peaceful world now? Are we still waiting just like Isaiah was?
Is. 2:1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
Is. 2:2 In the last days
the mountain of the LORD’S temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.
Is. 2:3 Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us gob up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
5 Come, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the LORD.