Isaiah Chapter Two, The Coming Mountain...

In our study of Isaiah chapter two, we look at the coming of the Day of the Lord as well as his mountain.

Isaiah 2:1 & 2

"This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills and all nations will stream to it." NIV translation

Isaiah introduces himself again and begins to describe the vision he was given by God concerning the last days of this age. He describes how God's temple and mountain will be lifted above all others and all nations will come to it.

Today, there are all sorts of religions and beliefs but this passage tells us that it will not be that way forever. 

The vision tells us of a time when the one true God will be obvious and all of the religions and idols will be brought down.

Isaiah 2:3

"Many peoples will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths.' The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." NIV translation

During this time, since it is obvious who the real God is, people will abandon their false beliefs. They will seek the truth from the Lord and God's word will be shared with the nations.

Isaiah 2:4

"He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." NIV translation

Isaiah continues to describe his vision of the world when God is acknowledged as the right ruler. The previous verse tells of the individual response of people while this verse tells of the effects on nations. Isaiah tells of a time when men will not have to settle their problems by force but will seek God's wisdom and He will settle the matters.

No longer will resources be wasted on war and the preparation for war but instead they will be spent on growing and nurturing life.

Isaiah 2:5

"Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord." NIV translation

In this verse, Isaiah appeals to the people of Israel to live in obedience to God. He is encouraging them to make their actions match the word of God. We too, have received this same appeal as Jesus himself said, in Matthew 5:14, "You are the light of the world." We are called to be an example of God's Word in action.