Isaiah has been prophesying to the people explaining why they can put their hope and trust in the Lord during their time of suffering and disaster. God is proving to his people that they are not forgotten. God will send the Servant to be light to the nations, reconciling the peoples to him. The Servant will be disgraced by the people but vindicated by the Lord. God continues to offer messages of hope describing what his future kingdom and people of that kingdom will be. This becomes instructive for us since we are the people of God in that kingdom now. So the promises given are the hope we have in the Lord. In these two chapters God is going to give three promises, two pictures of comfort, and a call to action.
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