Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel…
The Redeemer's mightiness to save may be seen —
I. IN THE NATURE OF THE EVIL FROM WHICH HE saws. So we measure the success of a physician, a statesman, a warrior. Christ saves from sin, the most malignant disease — from sin, the wildest internal revolt — from sin, the strongest aggressive foe. In this saving work this "Announcer of Righteousness is almighty in atonement and in redemption. He makes a man right with God, right with self, right with the universe.
II. IN THE BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE HE HAS SAVED. The Christ of the ages has transformed multitudes. His victory on the Cross over the heart of the dying thief is but a pledge and specimen of His victory by the Cross over a million others. Mary, Saul, Augustine, Bunyan, are but conspicuous instances out of a great multitude which no man can number.
III. IN THE WORK HE HAS YET TO ACCOMPLISH. The Divine predictions are, "As I live, the whole earth shall be filled with My glory." "He must reign," etc. How vast the work of the Redeemer yet to be done! Its vastness is illustrated in —
1. Individual characters yet to be renewed and perfected. Introspection helps us to understand this.
2. The vast area of human lives to be regenerated. The redemptive work is to girdle the entire globe.
3. The ages through which this work will continue. For such stubborn, widely-extended, and long-enduring sinners, only He can be equal who is "mighty to save."
(U. R. Thomas, B. A.)
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."