Isaiah has described the sinfulness of the people and hope of the salvation to come. Isaiah has pictured the Spirit of the Lord coming upon the Servant who will set the people free from sin by offering himself up for us. When he comes with his reward, he will also come with judgment against his enemies. We learned from Isaiah 62-63 that our enemies are God’s enemies. Salvation comes through judgment. But how are the people to have hope until the time of vindication? As the people must deal with their enemies and suffer for their sins, what should the people of God do? This is an important question for us to answer in our lives today as we suffer at the hands of evildoers and must deal with the pain and difficulties of this life. What is the prescription for God’s people as they wait for the vindication of the Lord?
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