“They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (v9). God showed Isaiah that sin’s destructiveness would not continue forever. Even though it looked like Israel would fail, “a Branch from his roots would bear fruit” (v1). That Branch, the Messiah, would inaugurate a new beginning under His perfect rule. “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest on Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding …” (v1).
“The wolf shall dwell with the lamb …(v6). As citizens of Jesus’ kingdom, we submit now to His reign of love and holiness, waiting for the day when the whole earth is renewed.