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“Thy God Reigneth!”
It is not God that has become lethargic; but we that have slept and need to awake. Being awakened, we discover that two sets of attire are waiting for us: First, His strength, so that we may not be afraid of ten thousands of people who set themselves round about; and secondly, the beautiful garments of our Lord’s character. See Colossians 3:9-17 .
At last the climax of the long prophetic stairway is reached and the summons for the exodus from Babylon rings out, Isaiah 52:11 . It was God’s return to the desolate city, Isaiah 52:2 ; Isaiah 52:8 . The stately procession moves slowly and fearlessly. It is not the escape of a band of fugitive slaves, dreading pursuit and recapture, Isaiah 52:12 . Before it speed the heralds, appearing on the sky line as they ascend the mountains which surround the Holy City, publishing peace and salvation, Isaiah 52:7 . The central body is composed of white robed priests, bearing with reverent care the holy vessels, Isaiah 52:11 , of which Nebuchadnezzar despoiled the Temple, but which Cyrus restored. See Ezra 1:7-11 . Thus, also, the Church marches through the world.
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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Isaiah 52". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29