The enemy should make a formidable descent upon the land of Israel. When Israel dwell safely under the Divine protection, shalt not thou be made to know it by finding that endeavours to destroy them are made in vain? Promises of security are treasured up in the word of God, against the troubles and dangers the church may be brought into in the latter days. In the destruction of sinners, God makes it appear that he is a great and holy God. We should desire and pray daily. Father, glorify thine own name.
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SDA Bible Commentary (limited)
21. Every man’s sword. This also finds a parallel during the time of the fearful disillusionment, when the multitudes discover they have been deluded by their religious leaders, and in their rage turn against them. “The swords which were to slay God’s people, are now employed to destroy their enemies. Everywhere there is strife and bloodshed” (GC 656).
According to the OT record there were numerous occasions upon which God brought deliverance to His people by setting their enemies to fighting one another (see Judges 7:22; 1 Sam. 14:20; 2 Chron. 20:22-24).