EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 10. There shall no evil befall thee, etc. It is a security in the very midst of evils. Not like the security of angels -- safety in a world of safety, quiet in a calm; but it is quiet in a storm; safety amid desolation and the elements of destruction, deliverance where everything else is going to wreck. Cicaties Bradley, 1840.
Verse 10. God doth not say no afflictions shall befall us, but no evil. Thomas Watson.
Verse 10. Sin which has kindled a fire in hell, is kindling fires on earth continually. And when they break out, every one is asking how they happened. Amos replies, "Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?" And when desolation is made by fire, Isaiah declares, The Lord hath "consumed us, because of our iniquities." Many years ago my house was oft threatened to be destroyed, but the Lord insured it, by giving me Ps 91:10; and the Lord's providence is the best insurance. John Bridge.
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
- The Personal Blessing.
- The Domestic Blessing.
- The connection between the two.