Isaiah 45:1-7 - Exposition
GOD 'S WILL CONCERNING HIM ANNOUNCED TO CYRUS . This direct address of God to a heathen king is without a parallel in Scripture. Nebuchadnezzar, Pharaoh, Abimelech, were warned through dreams. Nebuchadnezzar was even promised Divine aid ( Ezekiel 30:24 , Ezekiel 30:25 ). But no heathen monarch had previously been personally addressed by God, much less called "his anointed," and spoken to by his name ( Isaiah 45:4 ). Three motives are mentioned for this special favour to him:
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