“A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it.
But it shall be for others
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray” (Isaiah 35:8).
In prophesying about the change from the old system of the Law of Moses to the new Gospel system, Isaiah pictures some positive, wonderful aspects of the new system that are designed to give all people something to look forward to—regardless of race, social standing, or intellectual capacity.
The prophet says the Gospel Age is for those whose sincere desire is to find and please God—to live a life of faithfulness and purity—to “walk the road.” The “unclean,” those not willing to live pure and upright lives, will either not find it or will not stay with it.
The most wonderful aspect of this Highway of Holiness is that there is within the heart of every responsible person the potential for traveling thereon. It is a highway paved with a look toward better things spiritually—faith, hope, love—and toward the promise of a home with God in eternity.