How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:7)
It has been many centuries since the Creator, God Himself showed His glory on a mount called “Sinai” and there proclaimed to His people, “Thy God reigneth!” He brought tidings of good, a law simple and concise, yet perfectly complete and a beautiful transcript of His own loving character.
It was at the foot of that mountain on that very day that God’s people realized their own shortcomings. They were sinners in need of a Saviour.
God provided a way. Some hundreds of years later, God came to earth in the “likeness of sinful flesh” (Romans 8:3), the Saviour in search of sinners.
Then it was that on another mountain, in a manner quite different from Mount Sinai, God Himself once again showed His glory. Clothed in darkness, He there published peace and salvation as He died in our stead the death that we deserve (Matthew 27:45; Romans 6:23).
Moses, who carried the Ten Commandment stones–the law of God–down from Mount Sinai, had stood on another mountain, Pisgah. From the top of Pisgah, he looked out and saw the Promised Land, the Land of Milk and Honey, which God had promised to His people.
Moses realized that this mountain view was not the ultimate goal. He knew by faith, as did his grandfather Abraham, that the true Land of Milk and Honey is Heaven, that better land that the blood of Christ alone can restore our right to.
This is the mountain I long to see.