Isaiah 42:10-25 He Will Exalt The Law And Make It Honourable.
With the coming of the Messiah all nations will praise the LORD, and he will ultimately defeat the LORD’s enemies (vv. 10-13 Cf. 31:4; Pss. 33:3; 40:3; 98:1; 107:23). The blind will receive their sight and be guided into a straight path (vv. 14-16). Those who trusted in idols shall be ashamed of their gods (v. 17 Cf. 1:29; 44:11; 45:16; Ps. 97:7). The deaf will also hear (v. 18). Israel, who is here the LORD’s servant, has been blind and deaf, seeing but not observing, opening their ears but not hearing-they were rebellious (vv. 19-20 Cf. 43:8; Ezek. 12:2; Jn. 9:39-41; Rom. 2:21). These were people who opposed the law of the LORD, therefore their enemies came and robbed and plundered them (vv. 22-24a Cf. 65:2). “For they would not walk in His ways, nor were they obedient to His law” (v. 24b). However, because of his righteousness “He will exalt the law and make it honourable” (v. 21b). This was the reason for judgment-they had turned away from the law-word of the covenant (v. 25 Cf. 1:2; 5:13; 29:13).