Isaiah 62

“And they shall be called The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken” (v12). Isaiah’s prophecies were full of judgment on Israel and other nations, because they had rebelled against God’s ways (ch 58). Yet God wasn’t finished with humanity. Rather than condemning, abandoning, or rejecting us, God had prepared a way to redeem us through His Messiah. By faith in Him, Jews and Gentiles together could receive “a new name” (v2).

“Behold, your salvation comes …” (v11). God’s salvation is more than a rescue from sin; He also gives us a new identity as “a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord” (v3).