Today Isaiah says that the Lord’s people will one day go from Babylon and He will reestablish His covenant with them which will even reach the Gentiles. “I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.” “In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You as a covenant to the people, to restore the earth…”
The Lord will bring His people out of exile and one day form a new covenant with them through His faithful Servant, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 8).
Isaiah says, “But Zion said, ’The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.’” The Lord assures them that this isn’t true. He says although a nursing mom may forget her child, He would never! “Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.”
God tells the righteous, the ones seeking the Lord, to look to the past in order to remember that He can be trusted. “Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, and blessed him and increased him.” And look to the heavens and the earth beneath. “The earth will grow old like a garment. And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished.”
The righteous do not have to fear wicked men for their insults will be destroyed but the righteous will experience eternal salvation. After the Lord disciplines His people through captivity, He will pour out His wrath on their enemies. “For the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem…and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”
Keep reading to see the Lord’s plans for His people unfold.