Isaiah 42:3-4 “In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.”
Why should Jesus be our only Savior? Simply put, he never fails. His brand of justice isn’t just a dream. It’s here. He has brought it forth. He has established it. Forgiveness of sins is real. God’s gracious acquittal of guilt has been secured by Jesus’ perfect life, innocent death, and glorious resurrection. It has all been accomplished with a certainty and finality that gives us confidence in all his other promises as well.
We even find ourselves mentioned in the words of this prophecy, “In his law the islands will put their hope.” The islands refer to those distant locations on earth which had no knowledge of God or his word in Isaiah’s day. Unless you have Jewish background, they refer to places where our ancestors lived–without hope, and without faith in God.
But the words of Jesus came to them, and they have come to us. They give us hope. Even when our life is at its worst, and the most miserable, they give us hope. Some people say that it does no good to preach to people about forgiveness and life while they suffer from hunger, or earthly injustice, or illness. But if we understand the gospel correctly, we know that it is just these people for whom it is intended. It gives us hope and sets us free in the midst of our hunger, and disease, and pain.
Just like his promises, Jesus’ justice never fails.