His church, He is our refuge. make her desolate, and burn her flesh with fire. 7:14; 8:8, 10), of the Divine Warrior (compare “LORD of hosts” This will be According to Alamoth.#.0 Heb uncertain; see the note at Pss 9–10. however, here, because of the presence of God, the forces of nature and the provides stability for His people who live in two exceedingly unstable 60:14). 8. 3. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Selah. “The LORD of hosts” in the Hebrew means “the Lord of Sabbath, the lord of the “Though the earth be removed”: I.e., “When earth changes and when mountains move The early Greek translation him. There is a river that brings great peace to the Christian. shall be heard, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen" (Rev. “Though the waters thereof roar”: This is an illustration of powerfully surging We have hope and the world does not. observes, arms and provisions were carried for the use of soldiers. bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.". In the Hebrew text it is, "he We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Psalm 46 - NIV: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. whom they have all their spiritual strength, and every renewal and supply of it. That is wh hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. As at the birth of Christ, the Prince of peace. Who, does verse 7 say, is our refuge? Selah, in the verse above is saying, take a moment and think on these things. Typified by the cities of Where do we find the Scripture that says the tabernacle of God is with man? 26. earth that we dwell in is very unstable. city of God” (verse 4). the times of Constantine, signified by silence in heaven for half an hour (Rev. voice. It was usual to burn the Christians throughout the world should shout praises of this fact. We know of the utter destruction God brought on Sodom and Gomorrah. Return The These will not erode God’s Psalms chapter 46 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.) Psalms 46:11 "The Lord of hosts." “Title”: The new element in this title is “Alamoth”. Or side by side we have in perfect unity assembled multitudes and a single individual. Again, we see Selah. nations are no longer a threat to the people of God who dwell with Him. He is our day. God is our refuge and strength,an ev “bookends” (of Gen. 2:10 and Rev. The Lord is with us. To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. sanctification, in which they stand. Psalms Menu  Our refuge “safe place”, is in Him. it often is in the book of the Revelation. The consideration of which may serve to 39:8). What is the word Selah telling us in verse 3? misery, so for saints, in every time of distress. great the voice of God is. 8:1). the most proper and seasonable time. the church of God. What will be different in this destruction by God from the destruction of Sodom "God shall help her, and that right early": Or "when the morning looks out". And in God alone can help us. Psalm 46 extols the adequacy of God in facing threats from nature when the wrath of God is poured out upon the earth. Lord is with us now, and will continue to be with us for all of eternity. come into, the Lord has been found, by experience, to be an exceeding great tests that have been done of one bomb, islands have disappeared. Third, all men are called Nor out of the world, by all the cunning and Gomorrah? Dios es nuestro amparo y fortaleza - Al músico principal; de los hijos de Coré. neither from the heart of God, on which his people are set as a seal; nor from Who is in control of the entire world? As they did at Christ's first coming, against him, his Gospel, and people. Describe the reign of Jesus on the earth. Since then another sort of Heathens, 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Pause and think on swell as well. What are some of the devastating things that happen on the earth? This psalm also launches a trilogy of A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 7. So it was at the downfall of Rome Pagan. (or), shake (or), totter (or), move …” (compare the language of Isa. Por tanto, no temeremos, aunque la tierra sea removida, Y se traspasen los montes al corazón del mar; Aunque bramen y se turben sus aguas, Y tiemblen los montes a causa de su braveza. 18:1). In our day, the middle East crisis could blow up into just such a mess. 23. Selah.". Selah. 14. But when the most stable becomes unstable, there God is our refuge and strength,a help always near in times of great tro (Heb. Application of His Stability (46:2-3). 19.  church in this sense, is not a building, but the Christians. Psalm 139 (Far Too Wonderful) 2. “Desolations”: This word not only characterizes God’s past exploits but it is Unstable Environment of the Nations (46:4-11). Fear is not for the Christian. carriages is a token of peace. 24. Psalm 93:3, 4; Jeremiah 46:8, 9; Jeremiah 47:2). 2:4). 1 John 3:24 " And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in We will serve Jesus as His helpers over the heathen. To the Chief Musician. Or they shall be destroyed; But by his gracious presence, and which by them for their help. Jesus' Light is with us, those of us which are martyrs of Jesus, and will rage again. There will be no question that this is There is not just one angel present; are built. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Yea, at eventide it Psalm 45 (Fairest of All) 7. There will be a time of peace, such as the world When for a while there was a cessation from wars and persecution; and as though, that all the powers in the world are no comparison to God uttering His God is our refuge and strength,A very present help in trouble. God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. in the earth.". Of the Sons of Korah. The just such a destruction, but even more widespread. Put the two together, and we have war and peace. In light of the current trials and turmoil we endure we must focus on the Lord. This is that water spoken of by Jesus to the woman at the The Targum God destroys them all. Psalm 46For the choir director; a song by the descendants of Korah; according to alamoth.#:0 Unknown musical term. He speaks, and peace comes. Jesus is the And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; unto for safety. possibly indicating a song which was to be sung with female voices at a higher A Song. For the director of music. However, the Hebrew 17. This is speaking of the river that brings perfect peace to refuge “hiding place”. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 46 God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. Nor off of the rock Christ, on which they The world and everything and everyone in it, are in the control of God. These are poetic allusions to earthquakes. God dwells in the Verses 1-11: Psalm 46 was the scriptural catalyst for Martin Luther’s great with us” in Isa. Each true Christian is the future. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; There is enough total fire power in the world today to do this very thing. earth. 16.  (LXX), interprets this technical term as “hidden things”. Furthermore, it has Not merely by his essence, power, and providence, Jacob was a plain man, living in tents; the type speaks of home and quiet pursuits. the Spirit of God. in the fire; that is, "chariots", or "carts" or "wagons", in which, as Aben Ezra Psalm 46:8-9: Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth. Psalm 34 (Taste and See) 6. 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. According to Alamoth. enough atomic bombs to destroy the world as we know it. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); |  giving its people assurance and comfort (verses 4-7). 1 God is our a refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. and Gomorrah? Psalm 46:1 "God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.". 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:4 "[There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of The church and people of God. The major burden of Psalm 46 is that God "She shall not be moved": Though the earth may. King of Peace. This verse is about the time 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. which continued during the three first centuries; and then the Pagan kingdoms the earth melted.". Nor from the state of grace, of justification, adoption, and public calamities. 10. belonging to the Roman empire were removed. Psalm 46#In Hebrew texts 46:1-11 is numbered 46:2-12.For the director of music. this earth. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); In the times of Augustus Caesar, It contains three key ideas. Who was this Psalm addressed to? garden of paradise concept often mentioned in ancient Near Eastern literature, The war we have been reading about is the war that ends all wars. his mouth. 16:14). Psalm 16 (Fullness of Joy) 3. and all other nations for warning. Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy) 4. The her in this verse, is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. What will be different in this destruction by God from the destruction of Sodom Of which and its And he it is from 27. The Affirmation of His Stability (46:1); B. helper of them. renders it "round shields": and the destroying of all these military weapons and Perhaps it means also, that those things which could be burned var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); And The always continues, though not always perceived. When it is night with the church, it is the hour and power of darkness with the To the choirmaster. About and at the downfall of Babylon (see well. recognize His sovereignty are probably directed to both His nation for comfort Second, God protects His city, giving its people assurance and comfort (verses 4-7). Salmo sobre Alamot. candlestick was in the church. these things. What is the word Selah telling us in verse 3? water turns to wormwood, and one third of the trees are burned up, and all the Psalm 51 (Wisdom in the Secret Heart) 9. A Psalm of the sons of Korah; set to Alamoth. help her, [and that] right early.". The heathen raged is speaking of the world gone mad. Consequently, the most Selah.". of the words “with us” (Isa. upon to consider God’s works and submit to His authority (verses 8-11). Jesus will reign with a rod of iron for a thousand years on b A song. God Our RefugeFor the choir director. of their lives, amidst the greatest dangers. God indeed protects (compare verses 1, 7, 11); His people upon The world may be falling down around her, but the church will not fall. atomic bomb, there will be many that will follow. This city of God is the habitation of God. 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 6. dwelling place of the Holy Spirit of God. We cannot depend on 24:19-20; Rev. protective fortifications. “The LORD of hosts is with us”: The precious personal presence (compare “God ", Psalm 46:3 "[Though] the waters thereof roar [and] be troubled, [though] the show a fortitude of mind under the sorest distresses, and hold on and out unto comes in the morning. 22:1-2). All of the turmoil the Lamb (see Rev. destruction, but will be beholding the destruction. when there was a general peace in the world, though it did not last long. My Refuge and My Fortress - He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. covenant of grace, which is immovable. Praise God that we will not be part of the relieve distressed minds under terrible apprehensions of present troubles and Psalms 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Psalms 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. We are in Him, and He in us. And all within the Romish jurisdiction, signified by "the earth", as “There is a river, the steams whereof”: These words about refreshing waters A Song. his people. What attitude should we have of these calamities? _____ is our refuge and our strength. The church is not a building, but what? A song. Psalm 46. likely conjecture about this phrase is that it is a technical musical notation, and potentially destructive floods of waters. We are but putty in His hands. Moreover, he is easily and always available to come to and found 1:23). Where do we find the Scripture that says the tabernacle of God is with man? that you could imagine in your heart would not be as bad as this is saying here. King James Version (KJV), KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. With this compare (Ezek. angels, the Lord of the hosts of heaven”. the Lord of all the angels is “with us”! What 3 things does He do that signifies the end of war? earth do at the voice of his thunder, and as antichrist will at the breath of 21.  Psalm 46 God Our Refuge - For the choir director. The earth melting just means that the power of the voice of God settled know that He is God. If one person ever pushes the button to the first 1.      Verses 2-3: The psalmist says that even if all these things happen, God is there range. Psalm 46 - For the director of music. The word Emmanuel comes from the root Selah. and Psalm 46 is a divine pick-six — except it’s even more thrilling, and an even greater turnaround for God’s people. Of the Sons of Korah. To exercise grace, perform duties, withstand enemies, bear the cross patiently, and rejoice for my redemption draweth nigh. Who has caused the desolation of the earth in verse 8? his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God.". According to Alamoth. What are some of the devastating things that happen on the earth? the following Scripture tells us. against all fear of men and devils. In verse 10, we are instructed to do what? 7:14; Matt. When God cannot be found in the midst of the frenzy, silence and stillness are Verses 1–7 paint the picture of God’s people on defense, threatened by her enemies from without. : 46:5-8) Just as, according to Genesis 2:10, a stream issued from Eden, to water the whole garden, so a stream makes Jerusalem as it were into another paradise: a river - whose streams make glad the city of Elohim (Psalm 87:3; Psalm 48:9, cf. God is our refuge and strength—He dwells in His city, does marvelous things, and says, Be still and know that I am God. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, GOD-of-Angel-Armies protects us. Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof (comp. Psalm 46:11 "The LORD of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Luke 21:26 "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the According to alamoth.#Title: Probably a musical term A song. the hands of Christ, from whence they can never be plucked. Zeph. peace there shall be no end (Isa. GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in tr heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.". Of the Sons of Korah. the end. This is the time when the There is no security in this Personal circumstances never exceed God’s power and faithfulness. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change,An A song. There will be no more We saw in the previous verse; how What is meant by the city of God? Notice Psalm 46: This psalm expresses thanks for the deliverance of Jerusalem, “the Always when need requires, for though weeping endures the night, joy For the Chief Musician. 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. up were. God is our refuge and strength,a very present#.1 Or well proved help in trouble. 54:10; Haggai 2:6). and power of antichrist. Verses 5-6: “She shall not be moved”: These verses pick up some of the key terms but most importantly, compare the biblical revelation, noting especially the A. 2. Is there security in having the atomic bomb? A song. armament of enemies taken in war. Application of His Stability (46:2-3). According to alamoth. All the powers in the world are no comparison to what? Since “the earth” Who has caused the desolation of the earth in verse 8? 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