Summary of passage: Hunters will live harmoniously with their prey (wolf and the lamb); they will neither harm nor destroy for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord.
6a) There will be no enemies. The Earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord. Hunters and prey will live together harmoniously. Like the Garden of Eden.
b) The Second Coming, following the judgment of Israel and the nations that have not obeyed or believed the Lord, resulting in divine cleansing and restoration. Zechariah 14:7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime–a day known to the Lord. When evening comes, there will be light. Isaiah 4:2-6 In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious…
7a) Personal question. My answer: Perfect. No hunger. No war. No strife. No disease. No sadness.
b) Personal question. My answer: It doesn’t because for me it’s not real. It’s too hard to even imagine. I know perfection is Heaven when I die. Life on Earth will always be imperfect in my lifetime.
Conclusions: I’m sure I’ll get chastised for my answer to the last question but I feel so desensitized to the world and its atrocities that I can’t imagine such a perfect Earthly world. I can only see this as life in Heaven. I’m not one to harbor a lot of fears anyways. I concentrate on my immediate family and those around me and lately on the Bible and God as central to my life. I can’t think of all the horrors in the world or I’d go insane. I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and I repent my sins regularly so I don’t worry over that aspect in my life either. I strive to be more like Jesus in my daily doings but, of course, I fail. I’m human. But I’m trying my best and I don’t beat myself up over my shortcomings. Earthly life is too short for worry and I want to focus on being with my family and helping them to grow with God as well.