But when you do preach on Isaiah 60, also use it as an opportunity to teach your congregation that biblical interpretation is not about uncritical adoption of what the Bible claims. He bids her “arise,” because he formerly told her to “lie down;” and these two words stand in contrast with each other. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/isaiah-60.html. The glory of the Lord, i.e. 1983-1999. “If Christ had not come and spoken unto us we had not had sin; but now we have no cloak for our sin [Note: John 9:41; John 15:22. As Yahweh manifested himself in visible glory to the Israelites during their journey to the promised land, so he would manifest himself in the times of the Messiah as the glorious protector and guide of his people. Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, is the author and procurer of all light, happiness, and salvation to his church. .âThe description of the redeemed Zionâi.e., the new Jerusalemâseen in the prophetâs vision as under the forms of the old. 21 “And as for me, zthis is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, aand my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.”. 4 tYou shall no more be termed uForsaken,1, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,2, rbut you shall be called vMy Delight Is in Her,3. Thy light — Thy flourishing and prosperous state. When God is felt to be near a man thus—in penitence, love, and prayer—that man is imperatively bound to reflect the glory which has risen in his heart; to bear witness of the light which has pierced and transformed his soul. Arise; a word of encouragement accommodated to the Jewish or Hebrew style, wherein, as by lying down is described a servile and calamitous condition, Isaiah 47:1; so by rising, and standing up, a recovery out of it into a free and prosperous one, as may be seen frequently. Sermon on Isaiah 60 – Rise and Shine! glory of the Lord — not merely the Shekinah, or cloud of glory, such as rested above the ark in the old dispensation, but the glory of the Lord in person (Jeremiah 3:16, Jeremiah 3:17). For thy light is come — Thy flourishing and prosperous condition, an allusion to people’s rising, when after a dark night the light breaks forth upon them. "Zion" here refers to the New Israel, the heavenly Jerusalem, which is our mother, and especially to the church of God in Christ. In the apostolic age it shone in its meridian splendour; and, through the goodness of God, it has at last visited these distant regions [Note: Malachi 4:2. Darkness will afflict the earth, but upon Zion “the Lord will shine” (v. 2). Through the power of God, the oppressed are put into power; those once stripped of resources and goods not only receive what was taken from them, they become exceedingly wealthy in the process; those driven far from Jerusalem return. The sun of suns is Jehovah (Psalms 84:12), the God who is coming (Isaiah 59:20). I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.”, Scripture quoted by permission. 651.641.3508
https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/isaiah-60.html. Arise - Call upon God through Christ, for his salvation; and. i., p. 32. But it cannot of itself, for in itself it has no light, because it has so absolutely given itself up to sin; but there is a light which will communicate itself to her, viz., the light which radiates from the holy nature of God Himself. Whereas God is one and His will one, and His purpose one and His work one—whereas all He is and does is absolutely perfect and complete, independent of time and place and sovereign over creation—yet in His actual dealings with this world, that is, in all in which we see His providence, He seems to work by a process, by means and ends, by steps, by victories hardly gained and failures repaired and sacrifices ventured. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/shh/isaiah-60.html. J. H. Newman, Parochial and Plain Sermons, vol. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/isaiah-60.html. Isaiah 60 - NIV: “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See 1 Peter 4:4. thy God, or Christ, because the fountain of all happiness, as the sun and moon are called lights, because they give light, Genesis 1:16. Go to. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Old Cathedral, Salamanca. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Isaiah 60:1". The gospel shed its first beams of glory on Jerusalem. “The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place for my feet. American Standard Version Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-60.html. Let us then “walk in the light as God is in the light [Note: 1 John 1:7. Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations— their kings led in triumphal procession. All other rights reserved. they begin to rise. Is risen; like as when the sun spreads itself into every place, leaving none dark: thus it refers to the glorious gospel, called such a glorious light, 2 Corinthians 4:4. the greatest glory, as the cedars of God, the mountains of God, &c.: compare Revelation 21:11: or, the glorious Lord, or the Lord of glory, or Christ, who is the glory of the Father, is come unto thee; he is at hand to make himself glorious in some wonderful work for thy salvation, either in his doctrine, or miracles, or work of redemption, that his glory may rest upon thee, suitable to the psalmist’s prayer, Psalms 85:6,7,9. There is no such thing as a life-long hypocrisy: sooner or later the master-passion within a man will glow to a red-heat, and he will stand transparent before the eye of the world. He does not arm Himself from any outward armoury; but the armoury is His infinite wrath and His infinite love, and the might in which He manifests Himself in such and such a way to His creatures is His infinite will. Arise — from the dust in which thou hast been sitting as a mourning female captive (Isaiah 3:26; Isaiah 52:1, Isaiah 52:2). The Call to Arise and Shine By Raquel Arrais Introduction Our scripture this morning begins with Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee” (KJV). BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 60:1". wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies; uto the coastlands he will render repayment. An ode of congratulation to Zion on her restoration at the Lord‘s second advent to her true position as the mother church from which the Gospel is to be diffused to the whole Gentile world; the first promulgation of the Gospel among the Gentiles, beginning at Jerusalem [Luke 24:47 ], is an earnest of this. Just as there the separate pieces of armour represent the manifold self-manifestations of the inward spiritual life so here the pieces of Jehovah's armour stand for the manifold self-manifestations of His holy nature, which consists of a mixture of wrath and love. 3521; Clergyman's Magazine, vol. Joseph Benson's Commentary. render it, out of that sleep and lethargy they have been so long in, and to shine forth in the exercise of grace and discharge of duty: or to be "enlightened"F17אורי "illuminare", Pagninus, Montanus Piscator. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. But she may reflect the radiance which streams from the Person of Jehovah, whose glory is risen upon her. In Ephesians 5:14 we have, perhaps, an echo, though not a quotation, of the prophetâs words. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. they begin to rise. Here, however, it is regarded as the church redeemed from banishment, and settled once more in the holy city and the holy land, the church of salvation, which is now about to become the church of glory. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD. sthe pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 tif you pour yourself out for the hungry, nthen shall your light rise in the darkness, 11 And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire in scorched places. That, like Goshen in the midst of Egypt, is light, whilst all around it is in gross darkness [Note: Exodus 9:26; Exodus 10:21-23.]. She now hears the cry, “Arise” ( qūmı̄ ). Darkness will afflict the earth, but upon Zion “the Lord will shine” (v. 2). The Messiah is at the door; who, while he is a light to lighten the Gentiles, will be the glory - the effulgence, of his people Israel. Yes, absolutely. for truth has stumbled in the public squares. "Commentary on Isaiah 60:1". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/isaiah-60.html. "Commentary on Isaiah 60:1". This is not a mere admonition, but a word of power which puts new life into her limbs, so that she is able to rise from the ground, on which she has lain, as it were, under the ban. puntil her righteousness goes forth as brightness. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". The astounding claims continue in Isaiah 60:18-22. Like a city gleaming in the light of the risen sun, Israel will shine with a glory that is not her own. While Jesus Christ, the true Light, "shines in the darkness," and the darkness does not receive it, it is His body, the Church, and not the unbelieving world, which is lighted up at His glorious appearing.