|Isaiah 42:6 |
6 "I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you for a covenant to the people, for a light to the Gentiles,1
1 Jesus is to be given as a light for the Gentiles. He visited the Jews in a physical body; but to the Gentile nations, he shepherds us as the Light that enlightens all men who come into the world. We must strive to hear the Word of Christ, obey it, until he appears in our hearts as a glorious star, and we see the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus after God has caused his light to shine in our hearts. From George Fox's Doctrine:
And for the sons whom have come from far, this is witnessed; and behold, says the Lord, Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising, lift up your eyes round about you, and all that gather themselves together, they shall come to you from far; and says the Lord, arise, shine, for your light is come, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon you: behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you. This light the prophet [Isaiah] saw the Gentiles should come to, and kings to the brightness of your rising. And says the Lord by his prophet, is it a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob; take notice, and restore the preserved of Israel, take notice again; I will give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation to the ends of the earth.