And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
We need one great complemental truth — we do not find our true rest in places at all, but only in persons. The living soul must have a living portion. What were the fairest prospect if a man were condemned to behold it for ever alone? What even the higher things of this human life, the duties, and the interests, and the struggles, if there were not intermingled with them all a sense of the nearness of other human beings, and if there were not the continual reciprocal action of these affections and sympathies which make life so sacred and dear? But no human being, no assemblage of human beings, can meet the wants and fulfil the longings of even one human soul. Your heart is waiting, and aching while it waits, for an infinite sympathy, for an everlasting strength, for a grace that will cancel sin and restore purity, in one word, for the love of God; for the love of God in Christ.
(A. Raleigh, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;