And he went up from there to Beersheba.…
1. The return from exilement to their own, God giveth to His sojourners as He pleaseth.
2. Beer-sheba is is more desirable to Isaac than Gerar. The place by covenant allotted, than the place envied by others (ver. 23).
3. God's gracious appearance unto souls is usually in the time of their hardships, and where He calls them.
4. God's special care of His in times of persecution from men, is to keep them from fear.
5. God's relation to Abraham is a good ground to secure Abraham's seed from fears.
6. God's gracious presence, revealed and believed, is security against fear of men.
7. God's blessing of the faithful may justly set them above all affrightments from men.
8. God's multiplying His Church is sufficient security against the fear of the world's diminishing it (ver. 24).
9. God's appearance to troubled souls requireth speedy and true worship from them to Him again.
10. Gracious souls are careful to give unto God right worship by right means.
11. Saints desire to have God dwell with them that they may dwell with God.
12. Where God dwelleth with His servants, they serve His providence in all honest labour for subsistence (ver. 25).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he went up from thence to Beersheba.