isa 42v04 He Shall Not Fail




Isaiah 42:4


This is a blessed promise concerning the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a promise given to those who look upon him with an eye of faith. Whatever it is that the Lord Jesus has undertaken to perform shall most assuredly be accomplished. He cannot fail, because he is the Son of God. "He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied."

1.   OUR LORD DID NOT FAIL TO FULFILL EVERY PROMISE AND PROPHECY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. Everything that was written concerning Christ was fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth.

2.   THE LORD JESUS CHRIST DID NOT FAIL TO MAGNIFY GOD'S LAW AND MAKE IT HONORABLE (v. 21). Living upon this earth as our representative, the God-man perfectly obeyed the law of God, weaving for us a spotless robe of righteousness.

3.   OUR BLESSED REDEEMER DID NOT FAIL TO MAKE A FULL AND COMPLETE SATISFACTION OF DIVINE JUSTICE FOR HIS PEOPLE. It is blasphemous to suppose that the Lord Jesus Christ tried to redeem the souls of men who perish under the wrath of God. That would mean that he failed in his work: When Christ cried "It is finished", the work of redemption was finished. The justice of God's law and nature was satisfied in Christ for every soul for whom he stood as Surety.

4.   THE GOOD SHEPHERD SHALL NOT FAIL TO BRING EVERY SHEEP GIVEN TO HIM BY HIS FATHER INTO GLORY. All that the Father gave him, he will seek; and they shall come to him. And he will present us faultless before the presence of his glory.

5.   KING JESUS SHALL NOT FAIL TO REIGN UNTIL ALL HIS ENEMIES ARE PUT UNDER HIS FEET. He will not fail to establish a perfect rule of righteousness upon this earth. In this place, where the battle was fought and won, the King must reign.

I believe in the final perseverance of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a glorious thought to comfort our souls -"He shall not fail'"