New Defender's Study Bible Notes
57:1 taken away. The definitive event of being taken away from the evil to come will be the future rapture of the church, at which time both living and dead believers will be caught up to meet Christ just prior to the great tribulation. See I Thessalonians 4:15–5:10; II Thessalonians 2:1-4, with the associated footnotes. However, the principle may well be applied also in many cases when a believer’s life is taken at a relatively young age. This is at least a possibility that could be considered when no other apparent reason seems to exist.
57:5 slaying the children. These are some of the fruits of evolutionary pantheism, whether in ancient paganism or modern occult humanism. Abortion and promiscuity are typical.
57:15 inhabiteth eternity. God, the Creator of time, is beyond time; He “inhabits eternity.” Those of truly contrite and humble spirit in some sense may actually dwell there with Him.
57:20 the troubled sea. In a like metaphor, Jude compares apostate teachers in the church to “raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame” (Jude 13).