Isaiah 32: A Righteous King
In Isaiah 32, we hear about a king who is going to make everything different.
Isa 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
Isa 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Isa 32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
I have to assume that the King we are referring to here is none other than Jesus Christ Himself. He is the only King that can rule in absolute righteousness. It is interesting in verse three and the verses after it that I didn’t provide for you here that people are going to pay attention to this leader.
Why would they pay attention to this leader?
Perhaps you could make the argument that because ruling in righteousness would be a lot different than many if not all of the governments around the world, people pay attention because it is so much different. They have all of the problems, corruption, scandals and other issues that plague the political process not only here in the United States but also all over the world. What if we had a ruler who was able to truly reign in righteousness? That would be some government.
For an immediate application though we can think about letting God reign in our lives right now. If He could have this much impact on the entire world, what could He do with one individual life? If we follow the leadership of our gracious King, we can do great things. It isn’t very hard to find testimonies online of people who God was able to use in remarkable ways. It was because they allowed God to be the King in their lives.
Just like I posited that people might pay attention to our righteous King in the political sense, people would also notice the difference in the lives of individuals who are surrendered to the King. I think that should be what we are aiming for. We are the meant to bring the light of Jesus Christ to the world, and that makes us different. Why don’t we demonstrate that?