Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through to you: you shall be drunken…
1. The godly must take it patiently that the wicked do triumph and rejoice over them, when God doth humble them by afflictions.
(1) Because they know it to be the Lord's doing.
(2) They know that the wicked do but according to their nature.
(3) They are assured that God will look upon it in its due time, to deliver them, and punish their enemies.
2. Of all the adversaries that God's people have, those are the cruelest that in outward respects are the nearest to them.
(1) Because they know best their corruptions for which they are afflicted, and the ways to do them most harm.
(2) That God may make the rod the heavier, to make them the more earnestly seek unto Him.
3. Whatsoever afflictions the Lord layeth on His people in this life, the wicked shall be punished therewith in their time.
(1) God's justice cannot let them escape unpunished.
(2) Judgment doth begin at the house of God.
4. Though the Lord spare His enemies, till He hath corrected His servants, yet will He overthrow them with a large measure of His judgments in His due time.
5. The wicked, when God layeth His punishing hand upon them, do most notoriously manifest the heinousness of their sins.
(1) They have no grace to take it patiently, but do rage at it.
(2) God's hand is never upon them for their comfort, but to crush and confound them.
Parallel VersesKJV: Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.