Daily Devotion – January 8, 2019

Isaiah 60:17-22

For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

 

The costliest materials, gold, silver, bronze, and iron, will be used in building the city, with peace serving as superintendents and righteousness as the police force. In place of violence and destruction will be Salvation and Praise. The light of the sun and moon will no longer be necessary in Jerusalem, since the glory of the LORD will provide all necessary light. Darkness will vanish and Israel’s mourning shall be ended. A righteous people will inherit the land, planted by God for His glory. The humblest of the people will be blessed with numerous posterity because the LORD has decreed it and will hasten to do it.

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