There's another version to Isaiah 60:1... from the Amplified Bible...
This verse reveals four distinct truths:
- A PROBLEM TO FACE - (from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you). There are times when circumstances happen in our lives, that really flatten us and cause us to be depressed. This is life and we have to face it.
- A CHOICE TO MAKE - Arise.... rise to a new life! This is a decision of the will and has to be deliberately made if one is going to climb out of the depressing circumstances. It is time to re-focus on all the new things God wants to bring into your life.
- AN ACTION TO TAKE - Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord) This is an active choice. You don't catch happiness, you create it. Each day we must put on "the joy of the Lord" and shine for the Master.
- A GREAT BLESSING TO RECEIVE - for your light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. What a blessing to come out of the darkness and into His light and to have the glory and radiance of the Lord covering you.