Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. If we win consult the Scriptures, we shall find the almighty power of God made over to His people by promise, for many excellent ends and uses in the day of their trouble. I. When God is about to take vengeance on the ungodly, the saints shall be shut in by Him in a place of safety, as Noah and his family were in the days of the flood (Genesis 7:16), and as Israel was commanded not to go out of doors on the night of the slaying of the Egyptian first-born (Exodus 12:22-23; Psalms 31:20; Psalms 83:3, "thy hidden ones"). The message of this prophet is amazingly relevant to our needs today. I. (a) The burying place is not unfitly called κοιμητηριον, a resting room to the saints; the grave a "bed"; [Isaiah 57:2] the bier that carrieth men to it, Matteh, i.e., a pallet. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee. The Lord Jehovah, with whom is Everlasting Strength. There will be nothing more to hide from. Shutting the doors suggests both safety from danger and separation from others, in this case, pagans. III. Browse Sermons on Isaiah 26:20. Before the restoration of Israel, however, God"s people would experience hard times (in the Tribulation, cf. Wars and commotions would rage as a tempest around Babylon, and bring its overthrow. We cannot live, spiritually, on public devotion. Over and over again in the Word of God we find Him giving an invitation. Not Babylon, not Egypt, but "my people.". THE COUNSEL GIVEN. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. We are thus reminded that God’s wrath against the Church will not last always, but that, like storms and tempests, it will come to an end, and on this account believers endure it more patiently. There is the home. THE DANGER POINTED OUT. Isaiah 26:20-21 Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. RELIGIOUS RETIREMENT TAKES OFF THE IMPRESSION WHICH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF EVIL EXAMPLE HAS A TENDENCY TO MAKE UPON THE MIND. His name is "a strong tower" (Proverbs 18:10). His people also need the preparation of silent and solitary prayer (Matthew 6:6; Psalms 27:5; Psalms 31:21). God "comes out of His place" when He shows Himself in an extraordinary manner from heaven. This hymn was written after two major traumas in Spafford’s life. RETIREMENT IS FAVOURABLE FOR THE CONTEMPLATION OF YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY. THE CARE OF GOD FOR HIS PEOPLE in times of trouble is the fifth chamber of rest. Nothing will nourish the soul in the absence of private, individual fellowship with God. 1870. 6. God is now calling you to Himself.—George Smith, D.D., August 9, 1866. Preservation.2. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. THE LOVE OF GOD is a resting place to believing souls. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". 3. Sermons. 20. Seasonable.VI. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". We may think of many sacred localities to which we may repair in the time of national or individual sorrow. This Scripture suggests, that in the worst of storms God's people have a secure hiding-place. [Isaiah 23:1-18] February 17, 2019, Second Reformed Church We begin with the very familiar verse, Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (ESV). II. Some of the ancients, by "chambers", understand the graves, and not amiss; especially if the words are to be considered in connection with the preceding, thus, since the dead saints will arise as sure as Christ is risen, and in like manner as he, and those that sleep in the dust of the earth will awake and sing, then do not be afraid of death and the grave; enter here, as into your bedchambers; where, being taken away from the evil to come, you will enter into peace, lie down and rest on your beds, in the utmost secrecy and safety, until the resurrection morn; while storms of divine wrath fall upon a wicked and ungodly world; see Isaiah 57:1. and shut thy doors about thee; a phrase expressive of safety and secrecy, and may be applied to the several things above mentioned: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast; not the indignation of Satan, or of wicked persecutors against the saints, but the indignation of God; and that not upon his own people, or on the Jewish nation, but on a wicked world; not in hell, for that will be everlasting, and never over, and much less be only for a little moment; but as it will be in time, and fall upon all the nations of the world, and especially the Romish antichrist, and the antichristian states; and refers chiefly to the seven vials of God's wrath, which will be poured forth upon them; which, when they begin, will soon be over; see Isaiah 34:2 and so will be the burning of the world, the last instance of God's indignation on earth, it will soon be at an end; and, in the meanwhile, the saints will be with Christ in the air; and those troubles, in which the people will be involved before happy times come, will be very short; as indeed all their afflictions are but for a moment, a little moment; the temptation that will come upon all the earth, to try the inhabitants of it, will be but an hour; and the slaying of the witnesses, and their lying slain, will be but three days and a half; this time of trouble will be shortened for the elect's sake, Matthew 24:21 compare with this Psalm 57:1. II. In the vast extent of its operations. Isaiah 26:12.—H. III. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Isaiah 26:20. That you may be stimulated to this duty, consider its advantages. Exceeding tender (Isaiah 49:15).5. As it is continually opened by the hand of Providence, to receive and secure the people of God in all their dangers (2 Chronicles 16:9). Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". It has now a wider range. II. Words – Horatio Spafford. RETIREMENT IS EMINENTLY FAVOURABLE FOR THE CONTEMPLATION OF GOD. That God usually premonishes the world, especially His own people, of His judgments before they befall them. So he shut up Noah in the ark, secured Lot in Zoar, hid Jeremiah and Baruch when sought for to the slaughter, bade Daniel to go away and rest before those great troubles foretold. COMPEL EACH DAY TO YIELD ITS HOUR OF DIRECT INTERCOURSE WITH GOD. We must enter into the ark, and like Noah expect the Lord to shut us in. IV. Ordering and directing the event to their advantage.IV. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:20". Direction.4. Though our Redeemer and Master has a right to command, yet He more frequently employs the language of invitation. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Ray Ortlund preached a sermon series on the book of Isaiah at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA. But on that day He "will come out of His place." "Come" — not" go. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. To make sure of the greatest matters. THE CARE OF GOD FOR HIS PEOPLE in times of trouble is the fifth chamber of rest. Ordering and directing the event to their advantage. There are four imperatives in this verse that address the faithful and how they should act during the period of divine judgment. That there times and seasons appointed by God for the pouring out of His indignation upon the world. Every Bible based sermon is a “crossroads” sermon. In this verse he exhorts the children of God to exercise patience, to shut themselves up, and to bear with moderation their troubles and afflictions, and to stand unmoved in opposition to the fierce tempests which seemed likely to overwhelm them. "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past.". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". III. The image is taken from seeking a shelter when a storm rages, until its fury is spent. If the power of God be the chamber, it is the promise of God which is that golden key that opens it. RETIREMENT IS FAVOURABLE TO THE CHRISTIAN, INASMUCH AS IT ENABLES HIM TO RECOVER THAT SPIRITUAL TONS OF MIND SO ESSENTIAL TO HIS HAPPINESS, which, in his unavoidable collision with the world, must necessarily have been disturbed, as well as to take off that tendency to evil which its presence always generates. 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