Isaiah 2* The conversion of the Gentiles, Description of the sinfulnessof Israel. (1-9) The awful punishment of unbelievers. (10-22)1-9 The calling of the Gentiles, the spread of the gospel, andthat far more extensive preaching of it yet to come, areforetold. Let Christians strengthen one another, and support oneanother. It is God who teaches his people, by his word andSpirit. Christ promotes peace, as well as holiness. If all menwere real Christians, there could be no war; but nothinganswering to these expressions has yet taken place on the earth.Whatever others do, let us walk in the light of this peace. Letus remember that when true religion flourishes, men delight ingoing up to the house of the Lord, and in urging others toaccompany them. Those are in danger who please themselves withstrangers to God; for we soon learn to follow the ways ofpersons whose company we keep. It is not having silver and gold,horses and chariots, that displeases God, but depending uponthem, as if we could not be safe, and easy, and happy withoutthem, and could not but be so with them. Sin is a disgrace tothe poorest and the lowest. And though lands called Christianare not full of idols, in the literal sense, are they not fullof idolized riches? and are not men so busy about their gainsand indulgences, that the Lord, his truths, and precepts, areforgotten or despised? 10-22 The taking of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans seems firstmeant here, when idolatry among the Jews was done away; but ourthoughts are led forward to the destruction of all the enemiesof Christ. It is folly for those who are pursued by the wrath ofGod, to think to hide or shelter themselves from it. The shakingof the earth will be terrible to those who set their affectionson things of the earth. Men's haughtiness will be brought down,either by the grace of God convincing them of the evil of pride,or by the providence of God depriving them of all the thingsthey were proud of. The day of the Lord shall be upon thosethings in which they put their confidence. Those who will not bereasoned out of their sins, sooner or later shall be frightenedout of them. Covetous men make money their god; but the timewill come when they will feel it as much their burden. Thiswhole passage may be applied to the case of an awakened sinner,ready to leave all that his soul may be saved. The Jews wereprone to rely on their heathen neighbours; but they are herecalled upon to cease from depending on mortal man. We are allprone to the same sin. Then let not man be your fear, let nothim be your hope; but let your hope be in the Lord your God. Letus make this our great concern.
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