Isaiah Vine

Isaiah 4

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.”

The Branch of the Lord Glorified

In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.


Isaiah 4 Commentary

by Brad Boyles

Isaiah 4:2 describes the Branch of the Lord.

The time is coming when the LORD will make every plant and tree in the land grow large and beautiful. All the people of Israel who survive will take delight and pride in the crops that the land produces.

Isaiah 4:2 GNB

Similarly, Jeremiah and Zechariah write of the Branch – Jesus the Messiah – who will be beautiful, glorious, and bring forth spiritual fruit. This last part is important. Remember John 15 where Jesus speaks of this Himself?

In that day speaks of the future revelation of the glory of the Lord on the earth (Isa 2:2-4). The Branch of the LORD has the double sense of the earth yielding its fruit and of Christ yielding spiritual fruit (Isa 11:1-5; Jer 23:5; Zec 3:8; Joh 15:1-8). Because Christ humbled Himself, He will be crowned with glory (Isa 49:7; Isa 52:13; Isa 53:12; Php 2:9-11). beautiful and glorious: Together the words indicate “dazzling beauty.” The reign of Jesus the King of Creation will be marked by plenty. The earth will be released from its curse, producing all that God intended it to produce in the beginning.

Nelson’s New Illustrated Commentary

It’s not just that He is the Branch. It’s not just that He’s glorious and beautiful. Through Him, our human depravity will supernaturally blossom and bring forth fruit. We will grow from Him, and fruit will follow from us. The critical reminder is that apart from the vine, the branch can do nothing. Absolutely nothing.

The question then becomes, are you connected to the True Vine?

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