Devotion for the Twelfth Day of Christmas

The Star of BethlehemIsaiah 66:18-23 (NASB)
18 “For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory. 19 I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations. 20 Then they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as a grain offering to the Lord, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the sons of Israel bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord. 21 I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites,” says the Lord.
22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth
Which I make will endure before Me,” declares the Lord,
“So your offspring and your name will endure.
23 “And it shall be from new moon to new moon
And from sabbath to sabbath,
All mankind will come to bow down before Me,” says the Lord.

In Christ’s eternal Kingdom, all mankind will bow down before the Lord. There will be no more Jew and Gentile—all nations will come to the Lord. Until that day, we are to share the Gospel with everyone to ensure those we encounter in this life will be with us in the new heaven and the new earth.

Heavenly Father, thank You that all who love You will spend eternity with You. Help us to tell others about You so they, too, will come to Your holy mountain and bow down and worship You. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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