- What qualities are reveled in this picture of God’s servant? Meditate on the fulfillment of these in Christ. Cf. John 12:49; Matt. 26:67. Consider from his example and experience what you may count on God to do for you, and on what conditions.
- What comfort and encouragement for your own faith do you find in 51:1-6? What divine reassurances are given to those who are frightened by the hostility of men (verses 7, 8, 12-16)?
- 51:23. An allusion to the picture of making captives lie face downward on the ground, and using their backs as a road to walk on.
- 52:8. ‘with their own eyes’: i.e., face to face. This is how they will see the Lord when he returns to Zion