Some of the members of Grand Blanc Church of Christ and I have been engaged in a study of the Major Prophets since the fall of 2010, beginning with the book of Isaiah. We are studying the 42nd and 43rd chapters and I noticed something.
Jesus is “savior” and is denoted as such in Isaiah 43:3. His name means exactly that.
Jesus is the servant identified in Isaiah 42, and is the one in verse 7 who will “bring prisoners from the prison” of sin.
How much more should we love him who first loved us? He is our near-kinsman, for he is the only one who could redeem us from our sin.
After reflecting on this, I read with new appreciation: “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them,” (Isaiah 42:16 NKJV).
God be praised, for he has saved us, redeemed us, and led us to understand and walk in ways we have not known.