And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?…
I. THE NAME OF THE LORD. "Thou God seest me," or, Thou God of vision; "for she said, Have I also here looked after Him that seeth me?" i.e., I have seen Him that He has seen me; I have seen Him and lived. Hagar's seeing God was God's seeing Hagar. The vision was not merely objective, but subjective. The state of Hagar's mind was doubtless preparation for some such interposition. Lamenting her sin, weary, desolate, praying for help. Man's extremity is God's opportunity.
II. CONNECT THE REVELATION WITH THE PERSONAL HISTORY. Hagar saw the Lord, received His word of grace into her heart, obeyed His commandment. The faith which initiates practical obedience is a progressive blessedness. When we know that God has appeared unto us, when we have looked into His countenance in the light of His reconciling love, when we feel assured that our life is under His eye, that it may be in His hand, then bondage is liberty, submission is delight, patience is growing expectation.
(R. A. Redford, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?