Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Isaiah 49:1-13 is the second of what are called “The Servant Songs.” In the first (Isaiah 42:1-4) the Lord revealed his Servant as the answer to the world problem of not knowing the one and only God. Isaiah became at once aware that Israel as he knew it could not be the Lord’s Servant to the world (Isaiah 42:18-25). This awareness came to a climax in (Isaiah 48:1-22). Israel would return from Babylon but her problem of sin would be unresolved and she would not be a peace with God. In our text this morning, the Servant tells how he has been called and prepared for a double task: to bring Israel back to God, and to be the salvation that reaches to the end of the earth. May the Lord help us to recognize his Servant and share his salvation this morning.