Sunday, May 29, 2016

Be Still And Know That I AM GOD

Psalm 46

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

1GOD Is our Refuge and Strength,
an ever-present Help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

4There is a river whose streams make glad the City of GOD,
the Holy Place Where The MOST HIGH Dwells.

5GOD Is within her, she will not fall;
GOD Will Help her at break of day.
6Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
HE Lifts His Voice, the earth melts.

7 The LORD ALMIGHTY Is With us;
The GOD of Jacob Is our Fortress.

8Come and see what The LORD Has Done,
the desolations HE Has Brought on the earth.
9HE Makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
HE Breaks the bow and Shatters the spear;
HE Burns the shieldsd with fire.

10HE Says, “Be still, and know that I AM 


I Will Be Exalted among the nations,
I Will Be Exalted in the earth.”

11The LORD ALMIGHTY Is with us;
The GOD of Jacob Is ou

CHRIST, WHO Is GOD as well as Man, Is the “Refuge” for souls to flee for safety in danger, wrath, and misery, in every time of distress which was typified by the cities of refuge, under the Mosaic Law. 
And HE it is from WHOM they have all their spiritual strength, and every renewal and supply of it, to exercise grace, perform duties, withstand enemies, bear the cross patiently, show a fortitude of mind under the sorest distresses, and hold on to the end.  

In short, HE Is the Strength of their hearts, under the greatest trials, of their lives, amidst the greatest dangers; and of their salvation, notwithstanding all their enemies.

We are here taught;

I. To take comfort in GOD when things look very black and threatening (v. 1-5).

II. To mention, to HIS Praise, the Great Things HE Had Done for HIS church against its enemies (v. 6-9). 

III. To assure ourselves that GOD WHO Has Glorified HIS OWN Name Will Glorify It yet again, and to comfort ourselves with that (v. 10, 11).

We may, in singing it, apply it either to our spiritual enemies, and be more than conquerors over them, or to the public enemies of CHRIST’S KINGDOM in the world and their threatening insults, endeavoring to preserve a holy security and serenity of mind when they seem most formidable.

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