Isaiah 53 has been called 'the Evangelical heart of the Old Testament.' Augustine wrote of it, "Methinks Isaiah writes not a prophecy, but a gospel. This portion of Scripture may rather be called the Gospel than the Prophecy of Isaiah."
In the eighth chapter of Acts, in the record of the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch, Philip preached unto him Jesus from this Old Testament passage of Scripture. The same can be said of the great sermons in this volume preached by men like F. B. Meyer, D. L. Moody, Alan Redpath, C. H. Spurgeon, and others. Their sermons provide masterful interpretations and practical applications of this marvellous prophecy of Scripture.