The Glory of the Lord is the Light of Our Life

 Daily God Walk for Sunday, April 17, 2010

 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you… The sun will no more be your light by day nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.                          – Isaiah 60:1,2.19

The prophesies of Isaiah revolve around the judgment that was coming upon the Jews and their restoration after the time of trial was over. Woven into the fabric of those prophecies is hope, not only for the Jewish people, but for all people who will believe and commit themselves to God.

After 70 years of being separated from their homeland God promises that a remnant of the people will be restored. It is to that remnant Isaiah prophesies that the Light of God, the glory of the Lord, rises upon them.

In all of the history of Israel they had consistently fallen prey to the natural world around them. They needed a god they could see so they created a golden calf in the desert. They needed a king they could look to so they rejected God’s system and got a king.

God had given them a system called Sabbath in which man, the animals and the land would be given sufficient rest, but man wanted more so he violated the Sabbath of God to gain more security from the world system.

It is with the memory of these things that God tells them they will not need the sun and the moon for light to guide them but the glory of the Lord will be a light to them. The Lord was telling them that the world system will not lead them into the light they seek. God was promising them that his glory would be their light.

This prophecy extends to all who call upon the Lord. If you have been in a period of gloom and doom I call to you as Isaiah called to the Jews, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”

 Prayer: Lord, sometimes it is easier to lean on the world I can see than it is to trust you. Help me to see you as the light of my life.

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