The priests and rulers are to appoint a solemn fast. The sinner's supplication is, Spare us, good Lord. God is ready to succour his people; and he waits to be gracious. They prayed that God would spare them, and he answered them. His promises are real answers to the prayers of faith; with him saying and doing are not two things. Some understand these promises figuratively, as pointing to gospel grace, and as fulfilled in the abundant comforts treasured up for believers in the covenant of grace.
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SDA Bible Commentary (limited)
24. Floors.Heb.goranoth, “threshing floors.” Verses 24-27 portray the wholesome effects of the abundant rain on the parched and barren ground. Verse 24 affords a striking contrast to ch.1:10-12.