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Bible Commentaries
Isaiah 54

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' CommentaryMeyer's Commentary

Verses 1-17

the Wondrous Love of God

Isaiah 54:1-17

We have heard the exiles summoned to leave Babylon, and have beheld the Savior becoming the sin-bearer. Here our attention is recalled to the still desolate condition of Jerusalem. See Nehemiah 1:3 ; Nehemiah 2:3 ; Nehemiah 2:13-17 . Jehovah says, Sing , but Israel replies that she cannot sing so long as she lies desolate. In reply God declares His inalienable love: He is their husband still and has sworn that the waters of death and destruction shall never be able to separate them from Himself. The kindness of His mercy is everlasting, and His covenant of peace shall outlast the mountains and hills.

In the closing paragraph, Isaiah 54:11-17 , we behold the chosen city emerging from her heap of ruins. Watched by the eye of the great Architect, wrought by unseen hands, tested by the line and plummet of righteousness, she arises to fulfill her mission to the world. To inspired hearts it seems as though her common stones are jewels. Her children are taught of the Lord. Every accusing voice is hushed. All weapons of destruction are impotent. The New Jerusalem seems to have come down from heaven.

Bibliographical Information
Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Isaiah 54". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/isaiah-54.html. 1914.
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