A Throne Will Be Established
In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it–one from the house of David–one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness (Isaiah 16:5 NIV).
Can you dream of a throne from where love shall abound and flow over. Usually a throne represents power and pride. But here we are told of a throne whose guiding principle is much different from what we have understood. It tells of a kingdom of love. The throne will be established. It means that nothing is going to uproot it. It will stand firm. For nothing can conquer or overthrow love.
On this throne of love, in faithfulness a man will sit on it. He will be one from the house of David. This cannot but be a clear reference to Jesus, the Son of David. It means that one day in the future, Jesus will reign on earth. He will remain true to the principle of His throne–the principle of love.
But this love is not weak-willed emotionalism. It is strong. This love will be coupled together with justice. And He will speed the cause of righteousness. It all means that there will be a great atmosphere of love. On this platform justice will reign. And the kingdom will abound in righteousness.
When we start to lose heart on seeing the power struggles between nations and within kingdoms, let us look forward to the day when in love a throne will be established. And seeing it with the eye of faith let us be filled with hope. The world is moving towards this throne. At the backstage God is making its time ready. Let us look forward to it.