God deals with Israel’s sin and their disobedience. He has not abandoned them. In contrast, He pronounces the LORD’s servant obedience. Though He will be rejected by some, He will endure and fulfill God’s plan to bring light to the nations.
Paul states “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ…” There is a lot to unpack in that statement. Paul lays out a pathway for believers to follow, reminding us that “the just live by faith” and salvation is availed to all, Jew or Gentile.
The proclamation of salvation reaching to the end of the earth is reinforced; His Servant will be the light to the Gentiles. God will remember Zion and there is a promise of Israel’s restoration, looking even to the future kingdom age where Israel will be at peace and prosperous.
Paul writing to Christians expresses his desire to visit Rome. Paul tells the believers that they are in his prayers and that he longs to see them face to face in order to minister to them. Paul was hindered for a time from getting to Rome but he did make the trip via a Roman guard in the Book of Acts.
God’s ancient plan to redeem Israel; Isaiah tells of the future for God’s stubborn people. He gives them a hope and a promise of freedom from Babylon. He will refine Israel thru the exiles and trials that He has and will allow to come, all for God’s Glory and to show the nations that He is Sovran.