Isaiah 62 Commentary
“For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent.” Verse 1. Who is speaking? The prophet? No. We would guess it is the same voice as in yesterday’s chapter. It appears chapter 62 is a continuation of chapter 61.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor;” so proclaims Chapter 61 verse 1. From the New Testament, we fully understand that the speaker here is the Servant or Immanuel – the Branch, otherwise called Mighty God, the LORD Jesus Christ.
He won’t keep silent. It is a strong reference to the voice of salvation that every individual hears from the LORD Jesus Christ.
The Servant has posted watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem. Their job is to watch over Jerusalem in prayer. They too won’t keep quiet. If the saint won’t keep silent, let it not be on account of the many projects, children, income, sickness, or other concerns. The primary concern is for Jerusalem’s salvation – her righteousness.
It is interesting that the LORD thinks of righteousness as well-being or good health. The physical parameters of good health follow the path of holiness.
This good news, the breaking news on all the channels is for the nations: “See, your Savior comes! See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him.” There is a reward for holiness.
Yet Isaiah isn’t a call for hard work in righteousness or holiness. And let not verse 11 appear like a prize-giving day for the serious and committed workers of righteousness. Refer to chapters 52 and 53 and see how the Servant has achieved salvation for the nations! They simply accept the rule of the Servant in their lives – the offer of salvation. Then begins a journey into the boundless graces of the Creator God.
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