7 Behold, their valiant ones ['er'el] shall cry [tsa`aq] without [chuwts]: the ambassadors [mal'ak] of peace [shalowm] shall weep [bakah] bitterly [mar]. KJV-Interlinear
7 Behold, their heroes cry in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly. ESV
After describing the ultimate stable life in the previous verse, Isaiah dramatically changes the tone of the message, to indicate the seriousness and the ultimate danger of life in this world.
In Isaiah’s day, Judah sent ambassador after ambassador, seeking peace. And yet the results were never going to be peace, because this world is run by the devil himself, and he is not interested in pursuing peace with anything or anyone.
Hezekiah failed in his day, human history has failed throughout history, and in the tribulation, which is still future, the antichrist will not be interested in peace.
Christians, who are those who have believed in Christ, possess the title of ambassador from heaven.
Our real nation and true home, is in heaven. We are, as it were, on loan from God to this world.
But this world is not interested in God, not interested in truth, and certainly not interested in us.
As a result, life in this world will always be filled with heartache and hardship. And that will not change until the second advent of Christ.
History is said to be the angelic conflict. We as ambassadors, remain here until called home by Christ.
There will come a time, when two opposing nations are at odds, and conflict is inevitable, then the ambassadors are recalled, generally just prior to war being declared.
In the Christian life, we refer to that recall, as the rapture. Wherein, Christ will call us, and snatch us out of this world, leaving only unbelievers behind, and thus unleashing a terrible seven year period, which we call the tribulation.
The angelic conflict will finally reach its end, when Christ returns in his second advent.
Until that occurs, the world will be far from perfect, and will be constantly filled with burdens, with heartache, with sorrow, and so forth. And there is nothing you can do to make this world any better than that.
You can however, make your life better as an individual, by learning Bible doctrine and advancing to the stability of spiritual maturity.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [Bible doctrine].
If you can dream and not make dreams your master,
If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,
If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,
If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,
Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.
These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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