Isaiah 65:10

Isaiah 65:10

And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks
This was a champaign country about Joppa and Lydda, in which were rich pastures for herds and flocks, ( 1 Chronicles 27:29 ) , it seems to be a prophecy of the conversion of some in those parts, which had its accomplishment in the times of the apostles, ( Acts 9:35 ) , here Christ had his sheep, and here was a fold for them; or, however, this may be expressive of the word and ordinances, which are like Sharon, green and fat pastures, for the flocks of Christ to be folded and fed in: and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in;
which, Aben Ezra says, was round about Jerusalem; but it was the valley in which Achan was stoned, and because of the trouble he gave to Israel, and had himself, it was called the valley of Achor, ( Joshua 7:26 ) , this the Lord promises shall be given for a door of hope, ( Hosea 2:15 ) and such the word and ordinances are, where Christ causes his church and people to lie down and rest, ( Song of Solomon 1:7 Song of Solomon 1:8 ) ( Psalms 23:2 ) and which are an earnest and pledge of future glory and happiness, and give hope thereof; are the firstfruits of it, as the valley of Achor is said to be the first place the children of Israel set footing on, when they had passed over Jordan; it lay to the north of Jericho, over against Ai: for my people that have sought me;
with their whole hearts, being first sought and found by him; (See Gill on Isaiah 65:1).

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