Come and Walk in the Light of the Lord #573

5  O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with eastern ways; They are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they are pleased with the children of foreigners. (Isaiah 2:5-6, NKJV)

Judah and Jerusalem had turned away from Jehovah, the only true source of truth and guidance. Because they listened to and trusted in pagan soothsayers and refused to listen to God’s word, God would now leave His people exposed to divine judgment. (Read Isaiah 2:5-22 for a fuller picture of Jerusalem’s sins and God’s promised punishment.) Like Jerusalem of old, Christians must choose whether to walk in the light of the Lord or in the darkness of the world’s error (1 Jno. 1:6-7). When Christians turn to false sources of knowledge and wisdom to guide them, they walk in the darkness of sin and fall under God’s promise of eternal punishment (1 Jno. 1:6; Jno. 12:48). With Isaiah we exhort, “Come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.”