20 And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God? and to whom shall he go up from us?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 6:20

Commentary on 1 Samuel 6:19-21

(Read 1 Samuel 6:19-21)

It is a great affront to God, for vain men to pry into, and meddle with the secret things which belong not to them, Micah 6:6,7. Thus, when the word of God works with terror on sinners' consciences, they, instead of taking the blame and shame to themselves, quarrel with the word, and put that from them. Many stifle their convictions, and put salvation away from them.