And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
I. THE DUTY ENJOINED. "Call upon Me," etc. This bears fully upon our present circumstances (2 Chronicles 7:13, 14). The word "call" implies —
1. Earnestness of heart.
2. Faith, which realizes both God's truth and God's grace.
II. THE PROMISE GIVEN — "I will deliver thee." Who else can? Medical science seems of but little avail. But God can (Revelation 7.). The command to the angel of penitence; and 2 Samuel, last chapter. All show that the Lord can limit the powers of evil. Let us remember the love of God — His presenting, forbearing, redeeming, sanctifying love.
III. PRACTICAL LESSONS.
1. Acknowledge God's hand in this affliction.
2. Do not exaggerate it.
3. Do not neglect it. Humble yourselves and help the poor.
(H. Montagu Villiers, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.