(11 verses, 2:20 to read)
What I am about to READ
Look to the Lord for everything good. His Savior has won complete salvation for us.
MARK and LEARN
1–3: God is speaking.
- Once again, the Lord addresses His complaining people. They were complaining that He had sent them away like a divorced woman is sent away or that He had sold them to pay one of God’s debts. But, the Israelites must realize that they were sent away into captivity because of their sins. God was chastening them in Babylon so that He could restore them.
- God had called to them, asking them to come to Him for deliverance. But no one came.
4–9: The Servant of the Lord (Jesus) is speaking.
- The Savior comforts the weary.
- Most important, He never forsook the Word of the Lord. When the Lord instructed Him on what to do, he did it.
- 6: The Servant of the Lord did not run away from punishment. But in His case, it was the punishment we
- 7–9: The Savior trusted in the Lord to deliver Him from all His enemies. He fearlessly proclaimed God’s Word and knew that if He did this, God was on His side. Therefore, no one could condemn Him or harm Him.
10–11: God is speaking.
This chapter presents a simple contrast between the righteous and the wicked. Believers (those declared righteous by grace through faith) will walk in the light of the Lord. Walking in the light is a natural fruit of faith. The enemies (the wicked unbelievers) of God’s church will lie down in torment. This is the law and the gospel. If we stray from the Lord and reject His mercy and grace, we will suffer eternally in hell! But if we remain in the faith by God’s grace and continue to walk in the light of the Lord, we will walk in God’s light now and into eternity.
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Pastor Kevin Zellers, Jr.