In the last part of Isaiah’s vision he pictures the final piece of God’s solution to the problems in the world. Not only a spiritual solution, but a physical solution that removes the pain and hurt we experience now.
This centre section of Isaiah is an extended explanation of God’s judgement on Israel, Judah and all the surrounding nations. It’s brutal. And to our western culture, offensive. So why is it that judgement here is followed by hope? How can people praise a God who judges like this? How do God’s love and God’s judgement interact?