And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away…
Atheism in sorrow is a night without a star.
1. Man cannot have any property apart from God.
2. Death is the assertion of God's proprietorship.
3. Submission to Divine arrangements is the highest test of obedience.
4. Submission is most honourable to man, and most acceptable to God, when it rises into thankfulness.In sorrow the soul finds its surest refuge in fundamental principles.
1. There is a God.
2. That God is careful of me.
3. By impoverishing me of other possessions, He is seeking to enrich me with Himself.
4. He will ultimately take me as well as my family and property.
5. If I can bless His name in the very sanctuary of affliction and death, what rapture shall I feel in the heaven of unclouded and undying love! He who submits most lovingly and reverently on earth shall sing most sweetly in heaven.
6. Out of this filial submission comes a doubling of the very possessions which were taken away.
(Joseph Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.