The result of confession and Christ owned
Chapter 54 gives the
result of these events to Jerusalem in those days.
Jerusalem is looked at as barren and desolate, after
having rejected Him who came to be her husband; but now,
through that grace which has made Jehovah to be her
righteousness, she is called to enlarge the place of her
tent, and spread forth the curtains of her habitation.
That grace indeed reckons all gathered during her
desolation as her children. Christ being owned as the son
born to her, all came in under Him (see Psalm 87:5, 6).
For a little while God has treated her as a rejected
wife, but has now comforted her with everlasting mercies.