The drift of this series of questions is to remind the people of their God, and of the certainty that he was speaking to them by his prophets and by the judgments which so sorely tried them. We need the same arousing now, and if the Lord should send it by a herdsman, we ought to be ready to receive it. God, who chooseth the things that are despised, was pleased to send a peasant to warn a king. Who was more fit to deal with a brutish people than a keeper of cattle?
The Lord Jehovah speaks,
How dreadful is his voice!
But if the Saviour’s face be seen,
We tremble, yet rejoice.
Almighty God, pronounce
The word of conquering grace;
So shall the flint dissolve to tears,
And mourners seek thy face.