Tuesday, December 20, 2016

We have Joy because Jesus Establishes a New Economy

Photo by Moyan Brenn
Ought to have been blog post 12/15/16

Scripture: Isaiah 35:7
The scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground springs of water; In the haunt of jackals, its resting place, Grass becomes reeds and rushes.

Insights: Today’s verse is similar to verses one and two, but there is a slight change in focus.  In verses one and two the emphasis was on life.  In today’s verse we find a more agrarian illustration being given.  The world of Isaiah was agrarian in nature.  The work from the land produced their economic prosperity or poverty.  The Lord is telling His people through Isaiah that their scorched lands will one day be filled with springs of water.  Grass will become reeds and rushes.  In other words, the toils of the labor will be reduced.  They will have economic prosperity.  The reality is that when Jesus comes for His second advent He will usher in a new work economy.  We will still work, but the side affects of sin in the world will be no more.  We will labor and not be burdened.  Work will be a joy and the reason is because God transforms the economic condition of eternity.  I readily admit I have no idea how this transformation is going to look, but what I know is it is going to result in our lives being full of joy.  Our work will be pleasant and rewarding.  I love to work, but in this world work does have draw backs.  We get tired.  We become frustrated at times.  We deal with people and personalities.  Sin has a way of negatively affecting every one of these areas.  At Jesus’ second advent these areas are no longer hindered by sin and are perfect.  I long for that day.

 1. Are you battling economic challenges?
 2. Does the prospect of the Lord changing the eternal economy help produce joy in your life?

Prayer: Father, thank You for having the perfect economy.  I do not fully grasp it nor do I understand it, but what I do know is You redeem work and I am grateful for Your provision.  Work will become a perfect joy one day and I say thank You.  Amen.

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