Isaiah 32 Commentary

Isaiah 32 Commentary

The New Testament talks about saints ruling with Christ. Of course, it is a throwback to pre-Genesis 3 days – when men and women ruled. Remember the original mandate in the garden of peace and tranquility – the triad: Increase, prosper, and rule. Verse 1 explains the same thing but with the future in mind. The King shall rule with integrity. Under Him and with Him are leaders/rulers who rule with justice.

Isaiah sets the scene within the context of his own world. Good leaders will pay attention to the needs of the people. Of course, Isaiah’s dream remains a myth as men and women have never possessed this capability, save for the saved soul that begins to crave righteousness, albeit imperfectly. Isaiah, therefore, points to the time of the Son, Immanuel – when He comes in glory to rule over His creation.

A time when foolishness is honored will have long disappeared. A scoundrel won’t be considered honest anymore. The rule of the Christ is finally and fully underway. We cannot wait!

But before this glorious time, Isaiah turns his attention to the indolent, indulgent women – we could guess the same women of Jerusalem as in chapter 3. Let them weep for Jerusalem.

Who wouldn’t think of the words of the LORD Jesus Christ to the women of Jerusalem at the world’s most critical moment: “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.” Luke 23. Forget the loss of habitat and material possessions! Your very life is at stake!

Reading Isaiah is like reading the gospels. Of course, times are different and so is the style of presentation. The content is the same. The indulgent, indolent women of Jerusalem have represented us very well – a complacent people who no longer know what is important. We feel secure right in the midst of a sure storm.

“Until the Spirit is poured on us from on high.” Again, Isaiah takes us back to the time of the Son – one with the government on His shoulders. He shall rule in righteousness. The rule of the Christ begins within the saved soul and runs on until the final Restoration.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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