In a seeming paradox, the book of Isaiah also presents the Messiah as one who will suffer.Isaiah chapter 53 vividly describes the Messiah suffering for sin. It is through His suffering that our iniquities are taken away.Isaiah portrays God’s oncoming judgment as a “consuming fire” (Isaiah ; ).
More than any other book in the Old Testament, Isaiah focuses on the salvation that will come through the Messiah.
The Messiah will one day rule in justice and righteousness (Isaiah 9:7; 32:1).
This apparent contradiction is solved in the Person of Jesus Christ.
In His first advent, Jesus was the suffering servant of Isaiah chapter 53.
The nation of Israel (both Judah and Israel) is blind and deaf to God’s commands (Isaiah 6:9-10; 42:7).
Judah is compared to a vineyard that should be, and will be, trampled on (Isaiah 5:1-7).
Judah was going through times of revival and times of rebellion.
Judah was threatened with destruction by Assyria and Egypt, but was spared because of God’s mercy. ’” Isaiah , “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
Knowing the price Christ paid for us, how can we neglect or reject “so great a salvation”? We have only a few, short years on earth to come to Christ and embrace the salvation only He offers.