"He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever."
Thrones and kingdoms have been on our minds over the past year as we first celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and then marked her death and the accession of King Charles III. But to Isaiah the fact that the child he prophesied about would reign from David's throne was a way of saying that he would be a successor to the best of Israel's human kings, and would rule with justice as the legitimate leader of God's people. He would shatter the burdens on God's people and rule wisely.
PrayIt's been a turbulent year for the political leaders of our country. Pray for justice and righteousness to be the guiding principles behind their decision making.