Why glorify you the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
The suffering child of God will glorify Him in the fires —
I. BY ACKNOWLEDGING HIS POWER. The same Almighty One who fed Elijah, in the terrible days of dearth, and who delivered Daniel from the power of the lions, still watches over and provides for His people.
II. BY RECOGNISING HIS WISDOM. He knows (as no short-sighted mortal can) when it is safe for us to enjoy prosperity, and when it is needful for our soul's health to endure disappointment and trouble.
III. BY A FRANK ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF HIS GOODNESS. If Our Heavenly Father had ceased to feel an interest in our welfare, He would not have employed the means to do us good.
(J. N. Norton.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.