And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees…
The prophets of old prophesied of the grace of Christ which should come unto us (1 Peter 1:10); and of these none more than our evangelical prophet.
I. THE MAKER AND MASTER OF THE FEAST, the Lord Himself. It is a royal feast, with which the King of Zion entertains His own subjects. Particularly, it is the Lord Christ, the Son of God, who, pitying the famished condition of poor sinners, was at the expense of this costly feast for them; for the Maker of it is the same who swallows up death in victory (ver. 8). A warlike title is ascribed to Him, the "Lord of hosts" for there is a banner in Christ's banqueting house; and this feast looks both backward and forward to a war.
II. THE GUESTS FOR WHOM THIS FEAST IS PROVIDED. It is made for "all people." The invitation is given to all who come in its way, without distinction or exception of any sort of persons.
III. THE GUEST CHAMBER WHERE THIS FEAST IS HELD. "In this mountain," namely, Mount Zion, that is, the Church.
IV. THE MATTER OF THE FEAST. A feast imports abundance and variety of good entertainment; and here nothing is wanting which is suitable for hungry souls. In this valley of the world lying in wickedness, there is nothing for the soul to feed on but carrion, nothing but what would be loathed, except by those who were never used to better: but in this mountain, there is a "feast of fat things," things most relishing to those who taste them, most nourishing to those who feed on them; and these are "full of marrow," most satisfying to the soul. In this valley of the world there is nothing but muddy waters, which can never quench the thirst of the soul, but must ruin it with the dregs ever cleaving to them; but here, on this mountain, are "wines on the lees well refined."
(T. Boston, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.