Saturday, February 6, 2016

Isaiah 14:32 -- On Preparing to be Zion People

"What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it."
Isaiah 14:32

This chapter is talking about the Millennium,when the city of Zion will be restored, and in Zion there are no poor, so a good thing for the poor to trust in.  Also a good thing for us to think of in our lives too... Zion is both symbolic of the Lord's kingdom and literal, a city that will be restored to the earth during the Millennium.  Either way, it's a message about trusting God and being faithful to his commandments and his plan.  Zion, established by God, cannot fail.  People can fail, and we often do, and sometimes we think we are Zion, and then Zion looks bad when we fail.  But it works the other way around.  We are trying to aspire to Zion, and when we fail, we fall short of that goal... the goal never becomes tainted because we are reaching for it.
God's plan will work, with our help or without it, so we can *always* trust it... but it is our privilege to be part of it, to work for God, to be a part of making things better and learning to be Zion people ourselves.  We don't know how to live in a society with no poor, because our society is much different.  How do we have to change ourselves, and the way that we treat others, to be ready for that?  ... Let's think about it, and start getting ahead of the game by making some of those changes now.

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