Daily Devotion – January 2, 2019

Isaiah 60:4-7

Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.


As Jerusalem raises her eyes, she sees her sons and daughters returning to the land. Super-abounding joy fills her heart as she watches the Gentiles bringing their gifts and tribute. Camel caravans from far and near come with gold and incense, praising Jehovah’s name. Great flocks arrive in Jerusalem to be used for the sacrifices at the temple, commemorating the Messiah’s finished work on Calvary. Note – myrrh is missing in verse 6. Myrrh speaks of suffering. Christ’s atoning sufferings were finished forever. At His Second Coming, there will only be gold, glory, and incense, fragrance.

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