And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.…
1. Gracious hospitality hath sweet returns from God as acceptance with Him.
2. Known to God are souls who entertain Him, better than He is known to them. Where is Sarah?
3. God calleth for the woman to be sharer in the promise with the man.
4. It is good to be at hand, near to God in our places, when promises are given out (ver. 9).
5. God labours to put believing souls above all doubts concerning His promise.
6. God is punctual in His own time to perform His promise.
7. God will keep His saints alive to see the good which He promiseth them.
8. Weak saints may receive promises with their ears, and yet not believe nor digest them (ver. 10).
9. Sensible objections may puzzle the weak faith of God's servants (ver. 11).
10. Weakness of faith and strength of sense may make saints despise the promise,
11. Nature's defects are apt to question the power of God to help them.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.