O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am in derision daily…
Too often the servants of God are impatient under present crosses, and give way to the infirmity of their old nature. Like Jeremiah, they complain as if God had done them some wrong, and had not let them know in entering His service what trials were before them. But it is not God who has dealt unfairly with them, but themselves who have lost sight of the appointed conditions of His service. The Lord never allures any to follow Him without plainly telling them the cross that awaits them. —
(Fausset.)He deals with them as brave Garibaldi did with his recruits. When Garibaldi was going out to battle, he told his troops what he wanted them to do. When he had described what he wanted them to do, they said: "Well, General, what are you going to give us for all this? "Well," he replied, "I don't know what else you will get; but you will get hunger and cold, and wounds and death." How do you like that? (Revelation 2:10.)
Parallel VersesKJV: O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.