I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar, and where you vowed a vow to me: now arise, get you out from this land…
1. God sets Himself out to His saints distinctly and eminently from the misconceits of Him by nations.
2. God is the God of Bethel to His Jacobs, of sweet providences and precious promises to His saints.
3. God's providence and promise may justly cause souls to dedicate and vow themselves to Him.
4. Souls devoting of themselves to God, engageth them to follow Him at this call.
5. God is forced to put His saints in mind of their engagement sometimes before they think of it
6. God's call alone is the just ground of the egress and regress of His servants, for blessing, and with
7. God will surely call in His set time to His saints for their returning to the place of rest.
8. Preparation and execution to go where God calleth, is due from saints to the call of God (ver. 13).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.