Jeremiah Burroughs (An Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea, p. 20): The adversaries of the church are never satisfied, yield to them, gratify them in what you will: this is the first temptation. What! will you be so strict and rugged, and yield to them in nothing? say some: but if they prevail with you to begin to yield, they will encroach upon you. Hezekiah yielded to Sennacherib, even to take away the gold of the temple doors, yet a little while after he comes again with a great host, so that Hezekiah said, it was “a day of trouble and rebuke,” chap. 19:3. Nothing will quiet them but the ruin of the church, they must needs have that; “Down with it, down with it, even to the ground!” nothing else will satisfy them.