Isaiah 49:1-13

Apr 8, 2024    Pastor Daryl Zachman

“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6, ESV)


Isaiah had such a clear picture of Christ. He saw Him as the LORD’s Servant who would go to Israel and be rejected. He also saw that He would be a light to the Gentiles. It is through Him that salvation comes to the entire world. Only God could give such accurate details about Christ 700 years before He was born.


Isaiah also prophesied that Christ will be universally worshiped.


“Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.” (Isaiah 49:7b, ESV)


Later, the apostle Paul picked up on this theme:


“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9–11, NKJV)


We may hesitate to mention the name of Jesus in some circles. Perhaps we fear how people will react or what they will think of us. Maybe we know that they are unbelievers and are not interested in spiritual matters. But the fact remains that one day everyone will bow before Him, confessing the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. By telling others about Him and sharing what He has done for us, we are giving people the opportunity to worship Him now and receive salvation. If they wait until later, it will be too late.


This week, how can I reflect His light to others?