And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne…
I. HOW MUCH OF EARTH'S SIN MUST THERE BE FOR GOD TO WITNESS!
II. MEN OFTEN ASK — WHY IS GOD SILENT SO LONG?
III. WHATEVER MAY BE THE TRIAL OF FAITH THUS CAUSED, WE ARE CERTAIN THAT GOD FORGETS NOTHING.
IV. GOD HAS GREAT PURPOSES TO ANSWER IN PERMITTING EVIL TO GO SO LONG UNPUNISHED.
V. AT THE APPOINTED HOUR THE LONG-SUFFERING WILL CEASE.
VI. THEN BABYLON THE GREAT, WITH ALL HER SINS, SHALL COME UP FOR FINAL BECKONING AND RECOMPENSE.
VII. THE FACT THAT ALL IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD IS A GUARANTEE OF PERFECT EQUITY.
VIII. WITH OUR GOD THE EXECUTION IS AS CERTAIN AS THE PURPOSE. The seer heard "a great voice from the temple, out of the throne, saying, It is done!" Note —
1. Amid the perplexity caused by the prevalence and power of evil, let us stay ourselves on God.
2. Let us do right, and wait God's time.
3. Revenge is never to be any part of our policy.
4. Let us be glad and grateful that believers in God are not left in the dark as to the meaning, aims, and issue of the Divine government of the world.
(C. Clemance, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.