Here’s a Hint: You Know What Isaiah 9:6 Says

Isaiah 2:1-4 depicts the exaltation of Jerusalem, the salvation that comes through and after the judgment of exile. Isaiah 2:4 reads in part:

they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isa 2:4 ESV)

Isaiah 9:1-7 is talking about that same salvation that comes through judgment (for God’s glory), and Isaiah 9:5 gives another take on the peace described in Isaiah 2:4

For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. (Isa 9:5 ESV)

So while Isaiah 2 may not explicitly mention the Messiah reigning at the glorious eschatological restoration, he’s in view in Isaiah 9:6, and Isaiah 9:5 is talking about the same thing as Isaiah 2:4. So who do you think is going to “judge between the nations, and . . . decide disputes for many peoples” (Isa 2:4)?

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2 responses to “Here’s a Hint: You Know What Isaiah 9:6 Says

  1. Jimmy Stanfield

    “So who do you think is going to “judge between the nations, and . . . decide disputes for many peoples”

    Uh…the supreme court? Maybe, the de facto ruler of the world, the president of the US? The Pope? No! The rightful king and ruler of all nations! Won’t it be glorious when the King comes into his own!

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