Reading the Word
Isaiah 9:6–7 (ESV)
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
Understanding and Applying the Word
We are entering the season of Advent. This is a time of the year when Christians reflect on Christ’s coming into the world over two thousand years ago and also look forward to the day when he will come again. The word of God tells us that when Christ returns and sets up his kingdom, it will be a time of peace and justice as the King of kings rules over all. We currently live in a world with much turmoil and injustice as we and our rulers are influenced and motivated by our sinfulness. What a day it will be when there is truly justice for all.
Leading up to Christmas, we will continue to look at Jesus’ birth and what it means for us. Be sure to subscribe so you can follow along. Consider sharing these posts with your friends to encourage them this holiday season.