The birth of Jesus is foretold! The people of Israel are told that great trial is coming to Judah. Damascus and Samaria will fall. For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore.
We read that we should be fair and just when making laws. We are reminded to take care of the widow and the orphan. Don’t be arrogant, give God praise for things you are able to accomplish. Only a small portion of the people of Israel will return to honor the Lord. A descendant from the line of Jesse will be born that will fear the Lord, he will have wisdom, strength, counsel, understanding, and knowledge through the Lord. In that day the lion will lay with the lamb and a little child shall lead them. When this day occurs, you shall say, “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”