Jeremiah 6:4, 5
Prepare you war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe to us! for the day goes away…
Prepare ye war, etc. It is lawful to learn from the children of this generation, who are wiser in their affairs than the children of light. Therefore, from the way in which the enemies of Judah should assail her, we may learn how the kingdom of heaven is to be won. There is -
I. THE RECOGNITION OF THE REALITY OF THE STRUGGLE. "Prepare ye war," etc.
II. CASTING ASIDE OF ALL SUGGESTIONS OF EASE, "Let us go up at noon;" the burning heat did not matter.
III. IMPATIENCE OF HINDRANCES. "Woe unto us! for the day," etc.
IV. RESOLVE TO ENCOUNTER ANY AND EVERY PERIL RATHER THAN BE PUT BACK FROM THEIR ENTERPRISE. "Let us go up by night."
V. DETERMINATION NOT TO BEST TILL THE POWER OF THE FOE BE UTTERLY DESTROYED. "Let us destroy her palaces," etc. - C.
Parallel VersesKJV: Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.