In the first half of this chapter, Isaiah 54:1-10, we learned the new age introduced by the Messiah contains a new seed, a new land and a New Covenant whose glory far surpassed the Old Covenant.
In 54:11-17 Isaiah speaks of a New City to demonstrate that what the Servant accomplished through his death and resurrection not only fulfilled the Old Covenant, but it far surpasses Israel’s grandest dreams.
The Future Splendor of the New Jerusalem (54:11-12)
- Israel’s dark past is contrasted with her glorious future.
- No expense will be spared in creating the New City (jewels will be used throughout).
- The precious stones are a metaphor for God’s “sheep”, His people.
The Future Education of the New Jerusalem (54:13)
- All believers will be personally taught by the Lord.
- Because the Lord teaches everyone, it guarantees their well-being (peace).
The Future Security of the New Jerusalem (54:14-17)
- The basis of their security: righteousness.
- The result of their security: freedom from fear.
- Victory is guaranteed in the new battles