The Plan Unfolds
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a king who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the Land.”
The sun must come to us, that is clear, for we cannot go to it. It sends forth its rays, we know not how. They are of one nature with the sun and come down to earth, and bring the sun as it were to our doors, but with its light and warmth softened till we can bear the radiance and rejoice in it. (The Way of the Sevenfold Secret)
Scripture: Jeremiah 23:5-6
- What “clues” does Jeremiah reveal about David’s descendant?
- What will He be called?
- What do we learn about the King’s rule from Isaiah?
- How will people respond to His rule?
Meditation on Scripture
Many years after God’s promise to the Patriarchs, He revealed more “clues” through His prophet Jeremiah: “I will raise up to David a righteous Branch a King who will rule wisely.” Isaiah proceeded to elaborate on the nature of His reign, describing a creation at peace within the scope of His rule.
Imagine the outsiders’ response to this added light: that all nations would rally to Israel’s king!
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