Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Isaiah 65:22-24

"They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."
Isaiah 65:22-24

This scripture is talking about the Millennium.  I really like it because it is something to look forward to... an ideal that will happen if we stop rejecting God, and build Zion.  Enjoying the fruits of our labors is cool.  So many things happen that cause that not to happen now.  And living to the age of a tree.  That sounds pretty cool too.  Seems like there is so much that we can't fit in now... hopefully with longer lifespans we'd be able to do more of the things that we hope for.  My favorite part is "before they call, I will answer."  Because our society then will be on the same page with God, seems like our relationship with him as an entire society will improve.  Answers that are there before we even know to ask. Anticipatory blessings. :)  I think that life can work that way even now at least for small stretches, when we are really in tune with God.  But then, it will be the norm.  How amazing and blessed to live in a society like that.  Today, let's do what we can to get closer to that ideal.  Let's ask God what we can do to build Zion, and then do as he asks.  It might just be loving our neighbors rather than some vast project, but whatever it is, let's do it well.

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