Isaiah 62 ✒️ Christians

May 24, 2024 • Dr. Dave Burnette

1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

 2And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

 3Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

 4Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

 5For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

 6I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

 7And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

 8The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

 9But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

 10Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

 11Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

 12And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

COMMENTARY by Dr. Dave Burnette

Written By: God through Inspiration

Penned By: Isaiah

Date Penned: (700-681 BC)

Overview: To Tell of God's Salvation through the Messiah (c 1-66)

Theme: Words of Comfort (c 40-66)

Message: Isaiah Prays for Jerursalem (v 1-12)

Isaiah 62 Commentary 

(62:1) Isaiah's Zeal - Isaiah's zeal for his people and his desire to see the work of salvation completed caused him to pray without resting, hoping that Israel would be saved. We should have Isaiah's zeal to see God's will done. This is what we mean when we pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). Persistent prayer is a reflection of our passion for God and others. 

(62:12) Zion - The people of Jerusalem (Zion) will have new names: "the holy people" and "the redeemed of the LOrD." Believers today also have new names--we are called Christians and "an holy priesthood" (1 Peter 2:5).

LIFE APPLICATION by Dr. Dave Burnette

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Isaiah with Chapter 62. In our text today, we see Isaiah praying for Jerusalem, and what catches my eye is verse 12, where the people of Jerusalem have a new name, "the Holy People "&"the redeemed of the Lord." In making the application, we see that today we have new names, "Christians," meaning "little Christ," as they were first at Antioch because they resembled Jesus Christ with their good works. How about you? Are You a believer? If so, do others call you a Christian? Let us learn from our text today and see that our salvation will produce a change in our lives to the point that others will call us by a new name, "Christians." 

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