10.16.2016 – Old Testament: Isa 60.4–7
To read the Bible in a year, read Isaiah 59–61 on October 16, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
Why do we have the blessings of the Lord? He used Abraham and his descendants to bless the world, even the non-Jewish nations, the Gentiles. We have seen that the Lord worked in the land that He gave to Israel, and we notice Jerusalem, out of which came the Good News of Jesus Christ, as it is written,
“Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
The multitude of camels shall cover your land,
The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;
All those from Sheba shall come;
They shall bring gold and incense,
And they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD.
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you,
The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar,
And I will glorify the house of My glory.”
How many people from the world have become members of the Body of Christ since the First Century? How much money have they given? How many other ways have they blessed spiritual Israel, the church?
Truly as Isaiah wrote over 700 years before it began to be fulfilled, so it has happened, and it continues relentlessly. Become part of this wonderful kingdom that blesses the whole Earth.
- What are some more ways that the Gentiles have blessed spiritual Israel?