Are the consolations of God small with you? is there any secret thing with you?
I. THE CONSOLATIONS OF GOD ARE SMALL WITH THEE. You have not that satisfactory conviction of things unseen, which once you enjoyed. The light of heaven does not now shine in your hearts. Thou sittest in darkness. Thou hast just enough light to see how great is thy darkness. What is that thing with thee which causes this inward darkness?
II. THIS SPIRITUAL BACKSLIDING MAY HAVE CREPT SO SECRETLY OVER THY SOUL, THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE PERCEIVED IT UNTIL NOW. Inward darkness must be caused by sin. Sin that lies at the root of all declension from God, is neglect of private prayer, or giving way to some inward sin. The consolations of God will be small with us, unless we are constantly stirring up the gift of God which is in us.
III. WHAT IS THE CURE FOR THIS? First find out the cause, and this will point to the cure.
(R. A. Suckling, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
WEB: Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you?