a Vision of World Peace Isa 2:1-11
This and the four following chapters must be classed together as a distinct portion of this book, belonging to the earliest years of Isaiah’s ministry. Their date is 735 b.c.; about the time of the accession of Ahaz to the throne. Isa 2:2-4 are evidently an ancient prophecy by some unknown seer, for Micah also quotes it. This section presents a fair vision of the future, when the beloved city must become the center of the religious life of the world, the seat of the theocracy, the burning nucleus of a reign of love and peace. We cherish this ancient prophecy as our guiding star in the present storm. But it can be realized only when the Son of God, riding forth on His white horse, has subdued His enemies. Then Rev 21:1-27 and Rev 22:1-21 will fulfill this ancient dream. The contrast between the ideal city and the actual is terrible, Isa 2:6-9 . But let us not despair. The exalted Lord, from the right hand of power, is hastening the coming of the day of God.