https: Those who are His by profession. Retirement and meditation will open up a source of new and better entertainment than you meet with in the world (Psa ).—John Logan: Sermons, vol. Hence she had to continue praying in solitude for that restoration until the time of God’s indignation would pass. Pestilence among the cattle followed. The Jews, though confident of ultimate triumph, are not to be jubilant prematurely, but to wait till the retributive storm be overpast. By chamber he means calmness and composure of mind, by which we encourage and strengthen our hearts with firm belief, and calmly wait for the Lord, as Habakkuk, after having foretold the calamities which were about to fall on the Jews, says that he will go up “to his watch-tower,” that is, to a place of safety, in which he may patiently and silently await the result. 3. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. The purpose of retirement. No terrible threatening, but mild and compassionate invitation. Isaiah 26:20-21. Enter thou into thy chambers - Into places of retirement, where the storm of indignation on your enemies shall not reach or affect you. Others refer it to enemies; and I do not object to that interpretation, but prefer the former; for we see that the prophets earnestly teach that no evil happens to us that does not come from the hand of God, who does not inflict them on us without good reason, but when he has been provoked by our iniquities and transgressions. War broke out and mercantile prosperity waned. BibliographyCalvin, John. 1840-57. He is a complete refuge from every storm. 2. Until the indignation … - Not, as Lowth supposes, the indignation of God against his people, but the storm of his indignation against their enemies the Babylonians. The season of danger is short. 1. 20. What it is to which He calls them. Shutting the doors suggests both safety from danger and separation from others, in this case, pagans. https: But while the storm raged, the people of God were to be calm and tranquil; were to enter into their places of retirement, and avoid the commotions of war. BibliographyTrapp, John. Religious retirement is favourable for fixing pious purposes in the mind, and strengthening our habits of virtue. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. At leisure we can reflect by what temptations we were formerly foiled, that we may guard against them in time to come; for seeing the evil day, we can prepare ourselves for its conflicts. But after we have thought of all these places we must go much further, into a more mysterious and safer sanctuary. Here wisdom begins. Rahab and her family abide within their dwelling while Jericho is destroyed. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". II. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". It has now a wider range. That would be soon ‹overpast,‘ the city would be taken, the storms of war would cease to rage, and then they would be delivered, and might safely return to their own land. Comes my people, enter thou into thy chambers - An exhortation to patience and resignation under oppression, with a confident expectation of deliverance by the power of God manifestly to be exerted in the destruction of the oppressor. This Scripture suggests, that in the worst of storms God's people have a secure hiding-place. Hence it is said elsewhere, (Micah 7:9,) “I will bear the Lord’s wrath;” for they know that he chastises them for their salvation. The answer carries us back a couple of chapters, to the great picture drawn by the prophet of a world-wide judgment, which is followed by a burst of song from the ransomed people of Jehovah, like Miriam's chant by the shores of the Red Sea. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". Dazzled no longer by the false glitter of the world, we open our eyes to the beauties of the better country; stunned no more with the noise of folly, we can listen in silence to the still small voice. As it were for a little moment.] (2 Corinthians 4:17; Romans 8:18.). "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 1765. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 20.Come, my people. God comes out of His place to judge the nations, &c. 2. And before the passage of the Red Sea: "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". Hitherto the saints are exhorted to retire till the storm be over, the enemy gone, the destroying angel passed over, {as Exodus 12:12} possessing their souls in patience. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". But if we compare them with that eternity, in which we shall possess immortal joys, it will be but “a very little moment.” In like manner, Paul also shews that the light and momentary afflictions which we endure in this life, ought not to be compared to that weight of eternal glory which we expect to receive. It may include—. I. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. The rage of the enemy is not yet over. Isaiah 51:4,16 Listen to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me... Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people... Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said the LORD. Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary. The manslayer could not go within the City of Refuge. Isaiah 32:18,19 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places... Genesis 7:1,16 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation... Exodus 12:22,23 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin... Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Because the calamity anticipated is very great. Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me... Psalm 31:20 You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man... Psalm 143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies: I flee to you to hide me. This to many is a place of refuge and comfort. BibliographyClarke, Adam. God is now calling you to Himself.—George Smith, D.D., August 9, 1866. (Calmet). While judgment passes on the world hostile to Israel, Israel, restored to Zion in vision, is called to silent adoration and prayer. Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge... 2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; The Desire of the Soul in Spiritual Darkness"Tis midnight on the mountains' brown, The cold round moon shines deeply down; Blue roll the waters, blue the sky Spreads like an ocean hung on high, Bespangled with those isles of light, So wildly, spiritually bright; Who ever gazed upon them shining, And turning to earth without repining, Nor wish'd for wings to flee away, And mix with their eternal ray."