What is the goal of our salvation?
"Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever; they are the branch I planted, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified" (Isa 60:21, HCSB).
"I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem, until her righteousness shines like a bright light and her salvation, like a flaming torch" (Isa 62:1, HCSB).
"What is ultimate reality?" is the question posed in the last sermon, The City of God (Isaiah 60). Briefly, it is the world to come where God rules as King in righteousness (Isa 60:21) and where all sorrow and pain, evil and violence have been eradicated (Isa 60:19-20). This is in contrast to our present reality where all manner of vileness and darkness, rebellion and sin is prevalent and not at all unexpected.