Yeshayahu Sixty: Tribute

This chapter goes into great detail about the tributes that the nations of the world will give to Israel when the prophecy is eventually fulfilled. “The glory of the Lebanon shall come to you, box trees, firs, and cypresses together, to glorify the place of My sanctuary, and the place of My feet I will honor. And the children of your oppressors shall go to you bent over, and those who despised you shall prostrate themselves at the soles of your feet, and they shall call you ‘the city of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 60:13-14).'” The tribute that other nations will give to Israel, and the praise that will be heaped upon the people and on God. As God’s chosen people, we will be the de facto vessels that the exultations that people want to give to God will go through, to a degree. Now, I’m pretty sure that everyone agrees that gifts and praise are great. Everyone enjoys being adored, and being gifted. But for whole nations to be obligated to effectively subjugate themselves before others, allowing certain people to establish dominance over the inhabitants of the earth, has the potential to be greatly problematic. It seems like a recipe for corruption and misuse of power, if not kept in check by a strong moral code. How can something like this be regulated? Or is that a natural bi-product of the messianic age?


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