And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying to the place of which the LORD said…
I. THE CHURCH OF GOD HAS HAD ENEMIES IN EVERY AGE. This is accounted for by —
1. The favours they received. God has set His heart upon His people. This creates envy, which soon grows into opposition and mischief.
2. The principles they professed.
3. The expectations they cherished.
II. THE ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH ARE CONSIDERED THE ENEMIES OF GOD.
III. WHEN GOD RISES UP TO JUDGMENT, THE DESTRUCTION OF HIS ENEMIES IS EASY, TERRIBLE, AND COMPLETE.
IV. THE CONSTANT ABODE OF GOD WITH HIS CHURCH IS AN OBJECT OF THEIR SUPREME DESIRE,
1. Let us learn from this passage the condescension and grace of God, in that He will dwell with us.
2. Let each of us inquire whether we are amongst the many thousands of Israel.
3. What comfort should this give to the Church amidst her many trials.
4. This subject affords to the enemies of the Church a motive for seeking reconciliation with God.
(G. Clayton, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
WEB: Moses said to Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are journeying to the place of which Yahweh said, 'I will give it to you.' Come with us, and we will treat you well; for Yahweh has spoken good concerning Israel."