The Mountain of the Lord

I was reading in Micah recently. Micah was a prophet during the time of kings Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah, who ruled from 740 to 697 BC. Micah prophesied during the time of the fall of Israel to Assyria in 722 BC. He predicted the fall in chapter 1:6. He addressed his message to both Judah and Israel. Part of his prophecy gives us insight into the future reign of the Messiah, in the millennial kingdom. It will be a time when many nations will exist together in peace and security and will come to Jerusalem to worship King Jesus.

Micah 4:2 stood out to me in particular in my reading. “Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let’s go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us about his ways so we may walk in his paths.’ For instruction will go out of Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

There is a call to worship. Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord. There is a call to be taught about the ways of God. He will teach us about his ways. There is a call to walk in his paths. So we may walk in his paths. Clearly, this is a future prophesy of what is yet to come. As followers of Jesus in our generation, we have been called to worship our great God, learn his ways, and walk in his paths.

All of our focus is to be on Jesus, our Savior, and Lord as we grow in him and long for our heavenly home. The millennial kingdom is not the ultimate God, the New Heavens and the New Earth is the ultimate goal where believers from every tribe, tongue, and nation will enjoy the presence of the triune God for all of eternity. May it be so Lord! Maranatha!