Isaiah 54: The Kind Husband

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 152

In speaking to the scattered and captive children of Israel in Isaiah 54, the Lord compared His relationship with them to a marriage relationship. Although they were separated for a time, He promised to receive them back with mercy and kindness and to be their “husband” forever (Isaiah 54:5). This promise can also be taken as a personal message of hope for individuals in sin who think that the Lord would never take them back even if they repented.