The Servant of the Lord tells the nations to listen to him.
Listen in this chapter like chapter 48 means to listen and obey.
The servant is identified as “
This causes the reader to ask “Who is this servant?” and
“How can He be
These things speak of Jesus:
1) called before birth (Proverbs 8)
2) made mention of my name (Genesis 3)
3) My mouth like a sharp sword (Rev. 1:16; Rev. 19:15)
4) Hid me (Colossians 1:25-27)
5) Polished Arrow concealed in his quiver ( A eternal plan made long ago but saved for the right time 1 Peter 1:20)
The Servant does not see any fruit or result from his work. (John 1:11)
People will despise the Servant but God will make His work produce.
Not only will the Servant restore
The Servants salvation (or, the message of the kingdom) will go to the ends of the earth.
The one who was “despised and abhorred” was given the promise that kings and princes of the nations would bow to him.
In verse 8 God promises His Servant that when the time is right he will make the Servant’s work fruitful.
This will occur in two ways:
regathering, the restoration and conversion of
verses speak of
b. These verses speak of the Millennial reign
2) The offer of salvation through the work of the accepted Servant
a. Verse 8 is quoted in 2 Corinthians 6:2 in reference to the church
b. God’s acceptance of Jesus is extended to the world today
In verse 14
Realize the Messiah had done his work, the Messiah had been
Two images to show God will not forget
1) A mother does not forget her child
A promise that though
The Gentiles are included with
Those who oppressed
The promise given to Abraham he recalled here:
“I will contend with those who contend with you.”