Isaiah 62

 

 

 

vs. 1-12 - FURTHER GRACIOUS PROMISES MADE TO ISRAEL

BY “THE SERVANT – The close connection with the preceding chapter is

evident. If that then be, in the main, “a soliloquy of the Servant,” this should

be a continuation of the soliloquy. Israel is promised:

 

  • v. 2 -  “righteousness,”
  • v. 2 - “glory,”
  • v. 2 - “a new name”
  • v. 6 - a guard of angels
  • vs, 8-9  - a time of peace and prosperity
  • v. 8 - deliverance from Babylon, and
  • vs. 11-12 - triumphant establishment in Zion under God’s protection.

 

 

v. 1` - Israel’s “salvation’’ would be made manifest; primarily by her triumphant

            return from Babylon, and more completely by her position in the final

            kingdom of the Redeemer.

 

v. 2 - "and the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness”

 

What the Gentiles are especially to see and admire is Israel’s “righteousness”!

This may point to those acknowledgments of the purity and excellence of the

early Church which were made by the heathen (Plin., ‘Epist.,’ 10:97), and

which culminated in the saying, “See how these Christians love one another!”

 

and thou shalt be called by a new name"

 

Could it be some  unknown title of honor, akin to that mentioned by

Jeremiah, “Jehovah our Righteousness”? (Jeremiah 33:16).  “New names”

will be given to individual saints in the heavenly kingdom (Revelation 2:17; 3:12).

 

v. 3 – God will exhibit Israel to an admiring world, as a man might show

            his crown which he holds in his hand.

 

v. 4 – “and thy land Beulah” – Beulah means married – compare ch. 54:1

 

v. 5 - "as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice

            over thee"

 

 

 

v. 6 – “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall

            never hold their peace day nor night”

 

It is generally allowed that the “watchers” in Daniel 4:13,17, and 23 are

angels; and the same interpretation best suits the “watchmen” of the

present passage.

 

v. 8 - God solemnly binds Himself by an oath to come to the relief of His

            people, to restore them to their own land, and to give them the

            enjoyment of its fruits in peace. By His right hand - God

            commonly swears “by Himself” (Genesis 22:16; Isaiah 45:23;

                        Jeremiah 49:13; 51:14; Amos 6:8), or “by His holiness” (Psalm 89:35;                              

                        Amos 4:2). Once He swears “by his great Name” (Jeremiah 44:26),

            and once “by the excellency of Jacob” (Amos 8:7).  No where

            else in Scripture does He swear by "His right hand and arm"  -

            emblems of His power to act.

 

v. 9 - What is meant is, that the produce will be consecrated by such

            festal means as the Law enjoined (Deuteronomy 14:22-27), and that

            then the remainder will be consumed with due thanks and

            acknowledgments.

 

 

v. 11 – “His reward is with Him” – compare Jesus’ words in Revelation

            22:12-13 – “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with

            me, to give to every man according as his work shall be.  I am

            Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the

            last

 

v. 12 – “And they shall call them, The holy people, the redeemed of

            the Lord:  and thou shalt be called, Sought out (a special

            object of God’s care”), A city not forsaken” (the very opposite

            of her former name – v. 4).

 

 

 

                                                ADDITIONAL NOTES

 

 

A SPECIAL VALUE IS SET ON THE NAMES OF GOD. The names

of God are significant, and set forth His nature. “El” is “the Great;”

Shaddai,” “the Strong;” “Jehovah,” “the Alone-existent.” God selected

this last name as that by which He would be especially known to the Jews

(Exodus 3:14), and it became a sort of proper name with them and

their neighbours. It was this name which was not to be taken in vain

(Exodus 20:7). It came to be regarded as so holy that the Jews would

not venture to pronounce it, but substituted the word Adonai,” or “Lord,”

whenever they read the Scriptures aloud. God Himself is, in fact, in all His

names; and the same reverence is due to them which is due to Him.

Christians are baptized into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy

Ghost (Matthew 28:19). The Name of the God of Jacob defends them

(Psalm 25:1). The Father keeps them through His Name (John 17:11). They

give thanks to His Name (Hebrews 13:15), fear and glorify His Name

 (Revelation 15:4), confess and sing praise unto it (Romans 15:9). Christ’s

Name, through faith in His Name, makes them strong, yea, gives them

perfect soundness in the presence of all (Acts 3:16).

 

 

I would like to recommend the book The Names of God by Nathan

Stone.  Two of these names are on this web site:

 

See – Genesis 17 – Names of God – “El-Shaddai” by Nathan Stone

See – Genesis 22 – Names of God – “Jehovah-Jireh” by Nathan Stone

 

There are many other names in this book – if you can get access – you

will be rewarded for your efforts by the Lord God, Himself!