I S A I A H.
With this chapter begins a new sermon, which is
continued in the two following chapters. The subject of this
discourse is Judah and Jerusalem, ver.
1. In this chapter the prophet speaks, I. Of the glory
of the Christians, Jerusalem, the gospel-church in the latter days,
in the accession of many to it (ver.
2, 3), and the great peace it should introduce into the
world (ver. 4), whence he
infers the duty of the house of Jacob, ver. 5. II. Of the shame of the Jews,
Jerusalem, as it then was, and as it would be after its rejection
of the gospel and being rejected of God. 1. Their sin was their
shame, ver. 6-9. 2. God by
his judgments would humble them and put them to shame, ver. 10-17. 3. They should
themselves be ashamed of their confidence in their idols and in an
arm of flesh, ver.
18-22. And now which of these Jerusalems will we be the
inhabitants of—that which is full of the knowledge of God, which
will be our everlasting honour, or that which is full of horses and
chariots, and silver and gold, and such idols, which will in the
end be our shame?