Daily Devotion – July 2, 2018

Isaiah 32:1-8

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

 

The first five verses describe the Millennial reign of Christ. He is the king who reigns in righteousness; the princes may be the twelve apostles. “A man” is the Lord Jesus, providing shelter, protection, refreshment, and shade. No longer will judicial blindness afflict the people nor will ears be closed to listening obediently. Those who now make rash decisions will have discernment and those who now stammer will express themselves without hesitation. Moral distinctions will no longer be blurred and the senseless person will not be honored. The coming of Christ will reveal men in their true light, as. the fool will be exposed as such and the generous man will be manifested and blessed.

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