2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, when the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
The “mountain of the Lord’s house” can be interpreted quite literally to mean the Salt Lake Temple, which was built using granite blocks quarried from the surrounding mountains. Today, though, I’d like to interpret this passage more broadly, to refer to the restored church as a whole. Isaiah talks about “the word of the Lord” and the “law” being published in the last days. Those people who know where to find it are enthusiastic, and are determined not only to know God’s will but follow it. Additionally, they are focused not only on their own righteousness and happiness, but on the righteousness and happiness of those around them: “Come ye,” they say, “and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.”
Today, I will be grateful for the access we have to the word of God. I will seek not only to know God’s will, but to “walk in his paths.” I will invite others to join me in learning and following God’s ways, so that we can progress spiritually together.