“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? (v.1)”
The Bible is a transcription of divine Power and Wisdom. Righteousness of God would be an unknown quantity but for it was revealed to man. It is what Prophet Isaiah here discusses and the arm of the Lord indicates how Power principle is working, so wisdom of the Word makes a direct connection with everlasting salvation. John 3:16 explains its working: “God sent his only ‘begotten’ Son”
“God so loved the world…” Righteousness the quality of divine nature is sum total of Power and Wisdom. It also is validated in the Father and Son relationship. How shall man dead in sins ever grasp it unless it is given from above? Law is fine but what human scale shall one use? That is where Love of God makes its vital connection between God and man. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John4:10) and it covers the whole world (1 John 2:2)..The expression ‘under the shadow of his hand’ is how the Spirit annotates it.
So Core Will of God, which is fellowship with man delineates Power and Wisdom in a manner any man may figure it out. Given the fact that a fallen man is privy to transgressions and is ravaged by sin (and excesses of it also affects his health) Wisdom of Word is proved by death and glory of the Son. It is our saving grace. What shall quicken man but love? Wisdom of such love is eternally enshrined in the Constitution of God. It is Truth. The Holy Spirit while explains it uses time element and realities of heaven for our instruction. No wonder All scripture is God-breathed and suitable for instruction in righteousness. God breathed is what breath of God into the nostrils of man would characterize mankind. He is mortal and yet he may be connected,- because God is Love, to everlasting salvation.
The scripture is divided into segments’ In the beginning’ ,’fulness of time’ and ‘in the last days’ so every man who has ever lived on the earth shall know where he stand. In short he shall have the Salvation Report, and signed by the Sovereign Lord. Even before any one entered as a pupil the report was validated by the highest authority and it is Truth. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (1 Pe.1:18-19). So possessing Truth means holding the right fit for the kingdom of God.
As mentioned in the Parable of the Great Banquet, the garment supplied by the House explains the validity of the card. Rich or poor, dispossessed or not there is only one fit made user-friendly. Prophet Isaiah in this chapter having in earlier passages referred to him obliquely or directly (in between his prophetical sayings) settles on the core value of the Scripture Immanuel or God among us. In the manner the prophet qualifies him as the Suffering Servant or as the Messiah. Jesus Christ has also been labeled as the Shepherd, born of a virgin. He also refers him as a sign. Jesus Christ was all these but in his brief stint as a teacher and Apostle he called himself Son of man. He was numbered among us and his deity shared sufferings as these are our common lot. Among transgressors he did not ask any special privilege or right to be treated differently and one may ask why? ” He (Jesus) was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed(v.5).
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.