God’s Love for His Forgetful People (Isaiah 49:14–50:3)

Isaiah 49 begins with a portrait of the faithful servant of the Lord who would bring Israel back to God and be a light to the nations. Verses 1-13 describe the redemption that would take place soon (in Israel’s return from exile), eventually (by the work of Christ), and ultimately (in the new creation). But now, in contrast to the faithful servant, Israel, Isaiah turns our attention to unfaithful Israel and their response to the work of God’s servant. In this sermon, pastor Matt helps us see that the Lord does not give up on his people but calls us to faith by his precious promises. Our God is relentlessly committed to our welfare and has given us all the assurance we need of his unfailing love in the gospel of Jesus Christ.