Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you.
Ignorance of God is the secret of all opposition to God. It is impossible for any man to know God message to those who are ignorant of His name. Do not misjudge His character any longer. Do not blaspheme the name that you would bless, if you did but understand the God that it represents.
I. AN EXPOSITION OF THE TEXT. There are two or three translations of this sentence: "Acquaint now thyself with Him," or "Acquiesce in Him" — surrender that will of yours. The first step to salvation is an absolute surrender of the will. Another rendering is, "Join yourself to God." The French translation has it: "Attach yourself to God." Fall in with His ways, and with His methods. This is particularly practical advice to us as Christian workers. But there is a special force in the Saxon word "acquaint," from which we get the word ken, to know. Get to know God — to understand Him. Know Him intellectually, for this is the pioneer of all other blessings. We can only become acquainted with God as He reveals Himself. Become acquainted with Him morally. Yield your hearts to Him. Know Him socially by walking with Him. Know God the Son, as well as God the Father. Your acquaintance with Him must begin at the Cross. And know God the Holy Spirit, as a Sanctifier, Comforter, Teacher, yea, as an abiding, tender Guide, and as a Power to help us in our Christian work.
II. ENFORCE THIS EXHORTATION. The text speaks to us individually. And it must be acquaintance with Him — with Himself.
III. THE PROMISE OF THE TEXT. The first good is, "Thou shalt be established"; the second, "Evil shall be removed from thy dwelling"; the third is, delight in God, and an uplifted face.
Parallel VersesKJV: Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.