Day 212.

The sun shall be no more
your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
give you light;
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory. (Isaiah 60:19 ESV)

This sounds like another verse, “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. (Revelation 21:23 ESV)”

There is a popularized view of Scripture (started mid 19th C) that breaks history into different dispensations of time and looks for the prophesies of the prophets to be fulfilled in a restored political entity of Israel. This has led to all kinds of sensationalized interpretations of current events as well as radical conspiratorial viewpoints, fear, and even hate. This text from Isaiah is an example. But Revelation speaks the same language and clearly refers to the New Heavens and the New Earth. Does it not seem clear that Isaiah is also speaking of this new heavens and earth, which has been the more historical understanding? We need to let Scripture be our guide to interpreting Scripture and be aware of the “lenses” with which we read the Bible.

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