“Then justice will dwell in the wilderness. And righteousness remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, though hail comes down on the forest, and the city is brought low in humiliation. Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send out freely the feet of the ox and donkey.”
“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.”
The subtitle of this section of Scripture is, “The Peace of God’s Reign.”
Can you just imagine? Let those words soak in and refresh your spirit. Ask the Lord to open the eyes of your understanding to grasp the reality of that great and coming Day…the peace of God’s reign.
Feast on the words from Isaiah 11:6-9: “In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow. The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm. Nothing will hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord” (the New Living Translation).
Oh, what a glorious Day that will be. “The earth will be filled with people who know the Lord.”
As we stand in the Lord’s Presence, His righteousness will be as the noon day sun. Our robes of righteousness will gleam and reflect the glory of the Lord. It is HIS righteousness that produces peace. It is HIS righteousness that results in quietness and assurance forever.
In that moment we will know what it is to “be still and know that He is God.”
And the secure dwelling where God’s people will find a peaceful habitation? That would be THE TABERNACLE! The Hebrew word for dwellings is mishchan (meesh-kahn) which means tabernacle. Uh-huh! Yes, ma’am! We will be dwelling in the Tabernacle of the Lord forever.
I LOVE how the Word of the Lord becomes clear when we take the time to ask Him, don’t you?
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:3)
Ahhhh….peace. Wonderful peace.
Father, We anticipate the Day of Your coming. I pray that we would be alert, that You would find us praying for Your hurting world when You sound the trumpet. Make this a reality in Your people. We want You to use us as vessels of honor for Your glory in the coming days. Lead us, Lord. Guide us into all righteousness. Thank You for the blood of the Lamb that washes us white as snow. May we be a blessing to You, Father. We love You and we give You praise.