Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he brings them to their desired haven.
I. THY PORT. "Their desired haven." Comforting view of heaven this! 'Tis a haven; not an "undiscovered country," not a desolate coast chafed by storms, and strewn with wrecks and lifeless bodies. Entrance ample, water deep, anchorage secure, may be taken in all weathers; no blinding haze, no dreary night, no want, no sin. 'Tis a desired haven (Hebrews 11:13, 16).
II. THE PILOT. "He bringeth them;" not He driveth, as if behind; nor draweth, as from far-off spot, as the pole draws the needle of the compass by a cold and mighty attraction; but He bringeth, as the reaper bringeth his sheaves. Jesus bringeth! Not ahead to draw, not astern to drive, but on board to bring! Oh! is He not a Pilot? He sounded the channel, took the bearings, mastered the details, made the chart, and now goes in company with the believer to perform the voyage. You ask who erected the beacon, placed the lightship, anchored the buoy? Christ, all Christ. He unites the pilot and commander in one: never leaves nor forsakes. Oh, come to Him; "He bringeth," He only; He bringeth unto. None founder under His command.
III. THE PROVIDENCE. "So." "His way is perfect." 'Tis not so short as you would like it, nor so easy, nor so pleasant, but it is " so." Sometimes He brings to wit's end, makes men to stagger, and the great billows, which they think will bury them, only lift them higher up into safety and peace.
(H. T. Miller.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.