Verse #9 — Is. 56:1

Isaiah 56:1 New International Version (NIV)

This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.”

This is an important verse for Seventh-day Adventist because it connects, in my opinion, the salvation experienced at Jesus’ second coming with our responsibility to pursue justice today. The second advent doesn’t excuse us from our work today, but rather gives impetus to it. We are not rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic; we are letting the world see in small ways what God’s great future will look like. May we lift up Jesus in this way. May we be about our Father’s business.

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