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 the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted 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 temple 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, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Isaiah was speaking to the southern kingdom of Judah and its capital Jerusalem in this passage.
Most believe ‘last days’ is a reference to the days after Jesus returns. It could mean up to and including the millennial reign.
In any event, we get some insight into what will transpires: the temple, truth, worship, judgement, absence of war, peace, and righteousness.
That was the future for Judah if they followed the Lord and his ways.
Then Isaiah turns to the present with an admonition for Jews to walk in the light, to seek the light. What follows is a laundry list of sins, evils and judgments because of their ways.
We dream about the future but live in the present.
As believers we are confronted with sin and temptations as well as ways to please Him and ways to bless Him.
For now, though, we get to dream about the last days when there will finally be peace and righteousness.
As Isaiah said, “Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.”