So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that you fall not out by the way.
I. THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHRISTIANS. They are brethren.
II. THE COURSE OF CHRISTIANS. On their way from Egypt to Canaan, from house of bondage to Father's house above.
III. THE DANGER OF CHRISTIANS. Falling out by the way — disagreeing, quarrelling, separating.
IV. THE DUTY OF CHRISTIANS. To watch against this danger. Why?
1. Because brethren.
2. Because travelling to a place where there is no falling out.
3. Because you can't fall out without falling down — lowering Christian character.
4. Because you can't fall out without disobeying your Father, who tells you to love one another.
5. Because you can't fall out without giving your enemies occasion to triumph. Fall out with yourselves, and with Satan, but not with one another.
(J. F. Smythe.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.