SANCTIFY OUR SOULS AND EMPLOY US IN HIS SERVICE
ISAIAH 54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
BENSON COMMENTARY And I will deliver thee, not only from the fury of war, but also from the strife of tongues.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Military men value themselves on their splendid titles, but God calls them, Wasters made to destroy, for they make wasting and destruction their business. He created them, therefore he will serve his own designs by them. The day is coming when God will reckon with wicked men for their hard speeches, Jude 1:15. Security and final victory are the heritage of each faithful servant of the Lord. The righteousness by which they are justified, and the grace by which they are sanctified, are the gift of God, and the effect of his special love.
*Let us beseech him to sanctify our souls, and to employ us in his service.
JUDE 1:15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY We are to follow men only as they follow Christ.
JAMIESON-FAUSSET-BROWN BIBLE COMMENTARY They who speak against God's children are regarded by God as speaking against Himself.