Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he brings them to their desired haven.
1. The port, or harbour — "Their desired haven." The spirits of the righteous, who have vanished out of their sight, are not flung upon the coast of some dreary country, desolate and unknown, whose shores are chafed with angry storms and strewn with wrecks. They reach "their desired haven" "when all the ship's company meet who sailed with their Saviour beneath."
2. The Pilot. "He bringeth them." Adequate knowledge of the voyage is an important qualification in a pilot, and also a quick discernment or apprehension of dangers, and skill to avoid them. Every feature of perfect qualification is found in Christ, as the Pilot of humanity across the sea of life.
3. How He bringeth them is implied in this little demonstrative "so." As professing Christians, it might be well for us to single out all the trials, sorrows, and calamities which are the result of our own folly, indolence, or presumption, and distinguish them from those over which we have no control and in the production of which we have shared no part. I believe that many of our trials in secular and spiritual matters are not God's creations, but our own.
(T. Kelly, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.