He that Is Left… He that Remaineth

Isaiah 4

This chapter is notably short at only 6 verses in length. It deals with the eventual redemption of Zion and the Lord’s protective presence over Zion at that day. The question in my mind this morning then is: so what? What does this mean to me? How can this affect me now in an non-Zion society and time?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the organization that will build up Zion in the last days. Verses 2 and 3 suggests that there will be those that remain, and of those that remain, they will be beautiful and glorious. They shall be called holy. I read these verses and see that there was a great effort to obtain to such a station. The work that was done to get to this state of purity is why membership in the Church of Christ is important. It is the vehicle of preparation. How well am I letting it prepare me?

These things are actually important to understand. That the Lord is able to do his own work is a fact. He will wash away the filth of the daughters of Zion, he will purge the blood of Jerusalem through judgment. This is Christ’s work, not mine. He will also setup his places of refuge and protection from the storms. His work, not mine.

What is my work then? To ensure that I am prepared for that Day, whether it happens in my lifetime or beyond. If I am to return in the morning of the First Resurrection, it will be the same as if I had lived, and survived the sweeping judgments that came upon the earth. I must be prepared for that time.

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