Isa 58:8

58:8 Then. This word connects human responsibility and the coming of God’s kingdom.

light . . . glory. The glorious kingdom of God (9:2; 60:1–3; Luke 1:78, 79) will dawn with God’s blessing and protection (2:5 note), and with His healing (30:26 note). It is the establishment of a new order (1:21 note), with the presence of the God of glory (4:2 note).

rear guard. Like the pillar of cloud and fire in the wilderness (4:5, 6; Ex. 13:21; 14:20).