Isaiah 11:6 NIV 2011
The wolf will live with the Lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together,
and a little child will lead them.
Isaiah began chapter eleven with encouraging words to the people of Judah. Isaiah 11:1, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse.” The lineage of Christ is found in Matthew 1, Abraham to Jesse to King David to Mary. This verse gave God’s people information about future events of Messianic proportions. The mere fact that a leopard and a goat or a calf and a lion will peacefully lie together is unimaginable today. The Lord will return. Isaiah 11:9b, “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.” True knowledge of the Lord brings peace.
The time of year is coming when cards with “Peace on earth good will toward men” appear in the mail. The vision Isaiah offers us is a time when there is safety and peace, which may appeal to many who live on our world today. Not everyone experiences the peace that passes all understanding. Philippians 4:7 KJV, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” I need to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus daily. God’s Word gives true knowledge of Jesus Christ, bringing all of us peace.
How will we keep your eyes on Jesus today?
Knowing Him will bring peace within our hearts,