One of the blessings of being spiritually sensitive, spiritually astute, spiritually mature is having “insight” into the myriad of things which come into our lives. It virtually goes without saying that we are overwhelmed with “stuff”! From images to messages, playthings to politics, fanfare to Facebook . . . it’s an unrelenting flow!
How can you have “insight” to slice it up. There is not only the challenge of good and bad, and bad is our culture is often masqueraded as good, there’s the larger challenge of good and better, or really, the best.
Reading this morning in Isaiah 2 may well have set some serious wisdom for “How you can have insight in life.” While Isaiah was a prophet of God’s people, what distinguishes him is he is in touch with what God says, i.e., His Word.
In a very brief overview of Isaiah 2, it opens with a view of what is ahead. Isa 2:2ff.
2 Now it will come about that In the last days
The mountain of the house of the LORD
Will be established as the chief of the mountains,
And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.
When you see this phrase “in the last days,” is almost always a look at the coming days of the Messiah, His reign, His kingdom. Isaiah declares the coming triumph of the Kingdom of God! Now, Isaiah was used of the Lord, Holy Spirit enabled, to have spiritual foresight into future things.
God hasn’t given this prophetic foresight to us, but, His clear Word now unfold this same revelation.
Isaiah’s foresight is of God’s coming glory, blessing, purification, and restoration, His Messianic Kingdom!
In Isaiah 2.5, Isaiah turns to his generation, guided by God’s foresight, now having and giving “insight” into the spoils of materialism, selfishness, and indifference to God which is rampant among God’s people!
While Isaiah 2 is well worth much more time and study, let’s learn that “insight” into today comes from “foresight” into what God is doing and that, by grace, through faith in the Messiah, now fully revealed in Jesus, we are part of God’s coming glory and reign!
If you’re floundering or wandering in the overwhelming flow of “stuff” today, take some moments and refresh in your heart your heading . . . by faith, it’s the things of God, His Word, His Ways, His Blessings which are ours in all fullness!
This really puts gold and silver, politics and power, pomp and parties in another light! Yes, that’s called “insight” into life based on my “foresight” in the truth of God’s Word!