Sadly, many in the church use verse 1 to affirm the belief that God is finished with Israel and has transferred all His promises to her to the church. The rest of Scripture negates that belief reflecting God’s everlasting faithfulness to Israel.
This same prophet attests to God’s promise that the “word of the Lord will go forth from Jerusalem” (2:3). That promise is being fulfilled today by your prayers with Lunchtime Prayer for Israel and the many Israeli Believers who go into the nations with God’s word!
Isaiah 50:1-4, 10
“Where is the certificate of your mother’s divorce,
Whom I have put away?
Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you?
For your iniquities you have sold yourselves,
And for your transgressions your mother has been put away.
Why, when I came, was there no man?
Why, when I called, was there none to answer?
Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Indeed with My rebuke I dry up the sea,
I make the rivers a wilderness;
Their fish stink because there is no water,
And die of thirst.
I clothe the heavens with blackness,
And I make sackcloth their covering.”
“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
10“Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL AND YOUR CHURCH TO RECOGNIZE BOTH YESHUA AND ISRAEL AS GOD’S SERVANT