Tatterdemalion Refugees and the New Jerusalem

A question that we have asked too infrequently is this. Why would Jesus want the devil’s stuff? The answer is that the devil has a lot of good stuff, the kind of things that Jesus wanted. When Jesus conquered the world by dying on the cross, He was not overthrowing a run-down orc tower. He did not do this so that He might carry off some filty weapons and a few ratty old clothes. Jesus took away the glory of all the devil’s kingdoms. This is why the ships of Tarshish can be symbols of arrogance and slick wealth in the early part of Isaiah, and symbols of a chaste and reverent worship by the end of it. In between the two descriptions, we find chapter 53.

via Tatterdemalion Refugees and the New Jerusalem.


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