Thursday, August 22, 2019

Scripture to Meditate On

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isaiah 25.6–9

This passage of Scripture is a good reminder of what our future holds. There will be a feast. And feasts are things you do to celebrate happy times: weddings, anniversaries, birthdays. On that day we will certainly have reason to celebrate something happy: God will swallow up death. It will be gone in all its ugly, evil forms.

We will need to wait for Him to save us, but He will. And when He does, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation. And we will do that every day forever.