And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.…
1. God takes notice of the unbelief of saints, in word, and deed, to reprove them. Jehovah said, &c.
2. Good works toward God do not excuse from unbelief of His promises. Sarah's feast stops not God's mouth against sin.
3. Husbands should hear God's complaints of their wives to amend them, so Abraham did.
4. God is displeased to have objections from sense set up against His promise (ver. 13).
5. God is absolutely able to do anything what He please in heaven or earth.
6. God proposeth His absolute power for faith to rest on against all sensible objections.
7. God's promise is joined with His power to take of weak souls from sinful doubting.
8. God tenders the weak in faith, and doubleth His promise for their support (ver. 14).
9. Saints weak in faith, may be so overtaken as to seek to hide one sin by another.
10. Guilt and fear may lead souls to such transgression.
11. God will make His servants own their iniquities, though through weakness they had denied them.
12. God will be gracious to His saints in making them know their sins (ver. 15).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.