And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very fraudulent generation…
I. Reflect upon this consideration AS A COURSE OF WISDOM. Man's comparative wisdom in the affairs of this life is wholly estimated by his disposition to anticipate the results of his own actions, and his ability to calculate upon those results with success.
II. Reflect upon THE CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH THIS LATTER END, WHICH ARE ESPECIALLY TO BE CONSIDERED. Consider the trials which will be involved in it, the peculiar wants which it will manifest, the results which must flow from it, the provisions which it will require.
III. Upon the authority of the truths which have been thus presented to you, I TRUST I MAY NOW URGE YOU TO A PRACTICAL FULFILMENT OF THIS DUTY. When you consider the latter end of others, and contrast together the various issues of their lives; when you behold the piety of youth and active life rising into the joy and peace of a Christian's departure, and mark the final triumph of a soul which has wisely considered and provided for its whole responsibility, you cannot fail to see how much has been gained by adopting the Gospel as the powerful and practical principle of conduct in the morning of man's day of grace.
(S. H. Tyng, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.