10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Verse 10, along with vv. 1-2a, have been fulfilled with the first advent of Jesus Christ to the earth. Some believe that, because the personal pronoun “I” is used, Isaiah is speaking of himself. But that construct is not consistent with Luke 4:16-18, which Jesus quoted in the synagogue.
In Eastern weddings, both the bride and the groom were adorned with beautiful clothing and jewels, according to the wealth of the parents.
My favorite part in these two verses, even though they are full of the beauty, grace, and mercy of God, is the part that says that righteousness will “spring forth” among all the nations. Just as sin is accepted and is the standard for so many nations now, so will righteousness set the standard and be the accepted way of living during the Millennium.
Think of that! Righteousness will be NORMAL and EXPECTED among ALL nations, both Israel and all Gentile nations as well. All the terrible lying, subterfuge, personal attacks and hatred we are seeing in world politics now, will be over. Peace will reign; Jesus will reign; righteousness will cover the earth.
Honestly? It makes me yearn for the return of Jesus! Today would be just fine!