Old Testament Commentary - Isaiah 25

by Don R. Hender

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                   CHAPTER 25                    

In mount Zion the Lord shall prepare a gospel feast of fat things—He shall swallow up death in victory—It shall be said: Lo, this is our God.

  1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
  2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
  3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
  4 For thou hast been a strength to the apoor, a strength to the needy in his bdistress, a crefuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
  5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the abranch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
  6 ¶ And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all apeople a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
  7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the avail that is spread over all nations.
  8 He will swallow up adeath in bvictory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the crebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
  9 ¶ And it shall be said in that daya, Lo, this is our aGod; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have bwaited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his csalvation.
  10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
  11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
  12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the adust.
 9a in that day The Lord will set all thing right in the last days, the days of his coming. From the wedding feast which is prepared for his righteous people to the over throwing all wickedness, bring about the ressurection and healing all the injustices of the trampled upon, the Lord will prevail and win out. Those who glory in sin will be brought down and those who suffer at the hand of the wicked will be raised up. While this earth's temporal realm is far less than perfect in allowing the agency of some to tread upon the 'rights' of others, the Lord who has worked the atonement does take all such afflections upon himself and will make them right. It is difficult to see how this might be done especially from the frame of reference of the suffering who see and feel that their is no way possible to make amends for what one has been deprived of and has suffered here below. But we have his promise that we will be healed and all will be right, bright and glorious, made new and wonderful and that joy which was taken from us in the world will be bestowed upon us in the life to come. What a wonderful promise. May it be fulfilled is my prayer and may all such questions be answered with whys, wherefores and how comes answered; and everlasting happiness brought upon God's faithful children.