Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel…
Most of our ideas of might are associated with the "terrible majesty of God. E.g. the deluge; destruction of the cities of the plain; earthquakes, etc. These show might in connection with judgment. The text directs our thoughts to might in connection with mercy.
I. POWER IN THE WORKING OUT OF THE GREAT REDEMPTIVE PLAN.
1. Typical sacrifices.
2. Prophetic ministry.
3. Christ's atonement and intercession.
II. POWER IN THE SAVING AGENCY AT WORK IN THE WORLD.
1. The Divine Spirit.
2. The Church of Christ.
III. POWER AS SEEN IN THE LIVES OF THOSE SAVED BY DIVINE MERCY.
1. Their numbers. "A great multitude."
2. Their characters. Mary Magdalene; Saul of Tarsus; the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 6:11).
IV. POWER IN THE COMPLETION OF THE WORK OF MERCY. Resurrection of body, and eternal union of body and soul in glory. Conclusion:
1. The divine fight of mercy does not render personal effort unnecessary.
2. The fact that the Divine power and mercy are united in seeking our salvation should lead us to immediate and hearty surrender to God.
Parallel VersesKJV: Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
WEB: Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."