Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
Forget God! — is this possible? What! when we see His "eternal power and Godhead" in all things above us and about us? If we look up to the heavens, "the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handy-work." If we look around us here, "the earth is full of His goodness." But men, notwithstanding, do forget God. Forgetfulness of God is the source of their wickedness, and should this sinful conduct be persisted in, it will induce a sorer punishment than all created power could remedy.
I. AN EVIL.
II. ITS PUNISHMENT.
III. A MEANS WHEREBY TO CORRECT THE EVIL AND TO AVOID THE PUNISHMENT.
(W. Mudge, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.