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When God Reigns View video
Isaiah 2:1 - 2:11
1. This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2. In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
3. Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
5. Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
6. You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and clasp hands with pagans.
7. Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots.
8. Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
9. So man will be brought low and mankind humbled-- do not forgive them.
10. Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty!
11. The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Reflection
In the Light of the LORD (2:1–5)
Isaiah prophesies about a time when weapons of warfare will no longer be required. The people will not need to train for war, because disputes will not be decided by the strength and power of man. Instead, God Himself will judge between nations, and He will settle the disputes. Isaiah says that in that day, the mountain of the LORD¡¯s temple will be exalted, and all nations will live in peace as they walk in the light of the LORD. It might have been hard for Judah and Jerusalem to believe this promise of restoration because Isaiah has also declared future destruction, but this message reminds the people that God is in control and is sovereign over the nations—even their enemies.

Who Is Lord? (2:6–11)
It has been said that men are happy to let God be everything but their Lord. We are willing to call Him our creator, sustainer, and provider, but when He lays claim to His throne and calls upon us to give Him the worship He is due, we become prideful. We turn away from God to worship other things; we put our trust in money, security, and man-made objects rather than in the living God. The LORD, however, will not tolerate our worship of idols, and He will respond in judgment if we reject His rule and authority. We would do well to cast aside our idols and call upon His name, declaring that He is Lord over our lives today.
Application
- When international conflicts abound, it is easy to despair at the state of our world. Pray that the nations would walk in the light of the LORD and that their hope would rest in Him.

- Where do you find satisfaction and security? Who is the Lord of your life?
A Letter to God
Sovereign God, there is no place where You are not King, yet I foolishly choose to do my own bidding. Forgive me for usurping Your throne, and help me to give You Your rightful place in my life. In Jesus¡¯ holy name I pray. Amen.