Today’s passage: Isaiah 60
- These promises are made to Israel for the millennial kingdom, and then for eternity future (Verses 12-22).
- The walls of Jerusalem will be rebuilt, giving a symbol of safety, but the gates will never need to be shut because the nations will come in and out of the city in peace. The walls will be called, “Salvation” and the gates will be called, “Praise.” It will be the Lord’s doing. Israel will be saved by her Messiah and Lord.
- Israel’s goal and mission has always been to bring glory to God. Their salvation is the work of His hand, that He may be glorified.
Questions to consider:
- What aspects of the future kingdom did you learn about in this chapter? What kinds of things should we expect to see? What can we look forward to?
- Was there ever a time when Israel’s walls and gates were upheld or useful outside of God’s provision? When has God not been their (and our) savior and redeemer? When these wonderful days come, who will have changed, God or people?
- How does verse 21 compare to Ephesians 2:8-10? When we understand where our salvation and our sanctification come from, where will we want to direct our praise? Who deserves the glory?