“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD … that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths” (2:3). Judah, with Jerusalem as the capital, was meant to be a place where justice and goodness flourished. Isaiah declared that God was going to judge Israel in the near future because they were failing to be light and salt; wealthy Israelites were crushing the poor, and sin was rampant (3:1,14). Yet through them, God would still redeem “the nations” (2:2).
“Come, let us walk in the light of the LORD” (2:5). God’s desire is that we, Jew and Gentile alike, would turn from our self-destructive paths and walk in His light.