Summary: To enumerate the things GOD HAD DONE for us, we don't know it because we are blind that is led by our Shepherd, the LORD as our Shepherd will never leave nor forsake us.
Are you blind?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To enumerate the things GOD HAD DONE for us, we don't know it because we are blind that is led by our Shepherd, the LORD as our Shepherd will never leave nor forsake us.
Isaiah 42:16 (Amplified Bible)
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are always determined to lead me in the way that I don't know, to lead me in paths unknown to me, to make darkness into light for me and to make uneven places into plain for me. Where ever You lead I will follow, lead me in the Way Everlasting.
What will GOD do to the blind?
A. Author: Isaiah, the prophet
B. Date written: 740-680 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To reveal that salvation, physical and spiritual, is of the Lord.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Nation of Judah
E. Key word: Salvation. Isaiah means "Salvation of Jehovah"
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. What will GOD do to the blind?
"And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain."
Who are the blind referred to this passage?
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not,.... The Targum interprets this of the people of Israel, thus, [John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible]
But in a more personal way, every believer is a blind sheep for we are the Israel of GOD.
John 9:39-41 (Amplified Bible)
9:39 Then Jesus said, I came into this world for judgement [as a Separator, in order that there may be separation between those who believe on Me and those who reject Me], to make the sightless see and to make those who see become blind.
9:40 Some Pharisees who were near, hearing this remark, said to Him, Are we also blind?
9:41 Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin; but because you now claim to have sight, your sin remains. [If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but because you insist, We do see clearly, you are unable to escape your guilt.]
People in JESUS's days like the Pharisees were self-righteous because they think they're good enough because they follow the Law, but in their blindness, they never saw JESUS who has come to take the sins of the world, and believe, accept and serve JESUS for their salvation but they rely on "walking canes" for the blind like the Law to save them, but they don't rely on the One - the LORD JESUS CHRIST that will lead them by the hand directly to GOD.
Galatians 6:16 (Amplified Bible)
6:16 Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule [who discipline themselves and regulate their lives by this principle], even upon the [true] Israel of God!