“When the oppressor has gone, destruction has ended, and marauders have vanished from the land, a throne will be established in love and one will sit on it faithfully in the tent of David, judging and pursuing what is right , quick to execute justice”(Isaiah 16.4-5).
Moab yearned for shelter from Assyria back in Isaiah’s day. They wanted refuge from Assyria on their own terms. As Isaiah prophesied, “Moab’s splendor will become an object of contempt, in spite of a very large population. And those who are left will be few and weak” (Isaiah 16.14). But Isaiah, as he often does, goes beyond his day to a yet future day. A day when Moab and all the nations shall come and find shelter, shade, and refuge in the new Jerusalem during the Millennium.
The Lord Jesus Christ will vanquish all oppression in that day. His throne will be established in love, and He will sit on it faithfully in the tent of David. He will be on the throne of David in the tent of David fulfilling this promise by judging and pursuing what is right, quick to execute righteousness.
We cannot have shelter and refuge from oppression on our own terms. Justice is ill-defined by so many today. Mercy and love are missing. There is a strong desire for things to be made right. However, in pursuing what is right, people are not quick to execute righteousness; they are quick to exact their pound of flesh. Sometimes they practice oppression to tip the scales in their favor. Then, a vicious cycle is created.
Jesus will make it all right one day. Where leaders and movements fail, He will succeed. Every knee from every nation will bow and pay homage to Him. True justice is defined by Him and comes on His terms. Thankfully, His throne will be established in love.