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When Violence Is No More (Isaiah 60:18)

Introductory Thoughts

Though violence rages today, the saint of God can find great comfort in knowing that violence is only a temporary attribute of living. There is coming a day when violence will no longer find place amongst mankind. Isaiah relayed this truth to his people when he stated that there would come a time when “Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” Although the conditions and timing may vary for the Jews and the church of God, the reality of a future void of violence remains constant. One day, hopefully soon, each believer will find himself in the presence of the very God who will cause all violence to cease.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): One day saved people will forever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Isaiah 9:6 calls the Lord the Prince of Peace. We will have real fulness of joy (Psalm 16:11). There will be no violence (Revelation 21:3-4).
  • (For everyone): Has your life been filled with violence? Have you lost loved ones because of war or some other act that included violence? Do you look forward to a time when violence is no more?
  • How is the truth that violence is temporary a blessing for the Jewish people? How is it a blessing for the church of God? What have both had in common in their histories?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Thank the Lord that violence is temporary.
  • Ask the Lord to keep you safe until the violence passes.