Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 40:10 & 11
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THE GREATNESS OF GOD
This is a most beautiful address to Zion, the gospel church of Jesus, and to Jerusalem the beloved city. Some have thought that it had an allusion to the proclamation made by Cyrus, for the people in Babylon to return from their captivity; but certainly the grand and leading object was, to tell poor captive sinners in Zion, of their recovery from sin and Satan, by the Lord Jesus.
For here are the well-known character-offices of Christ. Will enemies oppose them? the Lord’s strong arm shall cast them down. Are Jesus’s sheep weak and tender? His compassion will be suited for them. The lamb unable to walk, he will carry in his bosom, Joh 10:11.
I must not forget to observe that some have read the passage of Behold the Lord God will come with strong hand; Behold the Adonai shall come against the strong one; meaning the devil; and his arm shall rule for him; they have rendered, shall rule over him.
And if the words be accepted in this sense, as well as the other, they are not only most blessed, but agreeable to all the divine truths.
Our Lord himself beautifully illustrates the doctrine, under the figure of a strong man being overcome, by a stronger. Luk_11:15-22; Isa_49:24-26; Joh_12:31; Col_2:15; Heb_2:14; 1Jn_3:3.
Reader! do not fail to remark the blessed views this short but sweet passage gives of the Lord Jesus. He is described as destroying all his and his Church’s enemies, as a King; while feeding, nourishing, and protecting his people; with all the tenderness of a Shepherd.