Isaiah 32:16-20 (NKJV) 16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness remain in the fruitful field. 17 The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. 18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, 19 Though hail comes down on the forest, And the city is brought low in humiliation. 20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, Who send out freely the feet of the ox and the donkey.

Here is described a time that is to come, for surly righteousness is not practiced by all men. Oh, people may cry out for righteousness but they go about committing evil to force upon others their form of social justice, and therein lies the problem. Righteousness is not practiced throughout the land because man’s heart is filled with evil. But a time is coming when the Lord Jesus Christ will rule in righteousness. Social justice and righteousness will be a normal part of life, resulting in peace, quietness, safety and confidence. The wicked, the enemies of God, shall be leveled by the hail of God’s judgment. All nations shall be laid low. Every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD. It will be a joyful time, when people can safely sow beside all waters. And the ox and the donkey can range freely without danger. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.” (Isaiah 11:6-7 NKJV). Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will reign as King over Israel and all nations. There will be peace throughout the land, and even wild animals will submit to Jesus’ rule. “For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9b NKJV). The heavens will declare the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The people will see His glory. And He will be exalted over all the earth. His righteousness shall cover all the earth, and the people will rejoice for the Lord Jesus Christ reigns over them.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.