Again, when I picked this Psalm for today I … 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Only He can sustain us in the trials of life! When daylight came they were amazed to see the attackers unaccountably leave. The promise is that God is with us in the midst of all this. Poetical Books Do you believe that? At the end of verse 3 the psalmist says selah. The Old Testament We should share our testimony of God's providential care with the lost. “Be still! The Gospels The New Testament Help in trouble "a very present help.". 1. Civilizations will perish. Who gives life to all including terrorists? He is right there with us to help us in our trials. Or do we try and make it on your own? Isaiah 37:33-36: Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it. Surely not! God is still sovereign. Selah. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. C. Jehovah of Hosts who is bringing this to pass, who is moving all things toward this culmination is with us. Establishing His Kingdom in peace. Pressed into loving the staff and the rod; Pressed into liberty where nothing clings. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point A year later, the chief of the tribe was converted to Christ, and Paton, remembering what had happened, asked the chief what had kept him and his men from burning down the house and killing them. He came to Jerusalem and boasted that he would destroy it. Behold the mighty works of the Lord. ", 2. The wicked may stir up strife for a time, but God is ultimately in control. After World War II the victorious superpowers drew lots of new lines on maps for countries and divvied up their “spheres of influence” in which they would make those countries sit in the chairs they were given. Who made the world in the first place? Will you determine to ask Him for help and stop worrying? Refuge - hiding place - harbor - shelter. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 46 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE BELIEVER'S CONFIDENCE" I. God continues to reign as all wise and as almighty as ever. If calamity takes place on the earth, hasn't God caused it or allowed it to happen? There is a clear parallel between verses 1 and 5. -------------------- This was the response on Mount Carmel when God answered Elijah by fire. A. They were God's Shelter, God's Salvation and God's Sovereignty. We should magnify His name throughout all the earth. Very close to the shore of cannibal islands the ship was becalmed, and it was slowly drifting shore ward unable to go about and the savages were eagerly anticipating a feast. In light of this we should be still and recognize the greatness of our God. John Paton and his wife prayed continually during that terror filled night that God would deliver them. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. The attack on the World Trade Center, the Bali bombings and recent terrorist attacks in Indonesia and Russia highlight this. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Does He give us strength to stand? Tragedies happen, wars happen, and God does not swoop down to lift the people of faith out. Next the Psalmist invites the reader to view the evidence of history: “Come, behold the works of the Lord.” What are the results we see from wars? We must do the same. Or does He abandon us in difficult situations? Thirdly, If God has the river of the power of the Spirit of God, then the Christian and Christianity is invincible. Our future is secure because of the Lord's promises to us. Are you confident that He will help you in the future? They are God's Shelter, God's Salvation and God's Sovereignty. Daniel 4:34-35: And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: for His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. What should we do in response to God's justice and sovereignty? Pentateuch Brer Fox hid himself in the bushes near the road and he waited and waited for Brer Rabbit to come along. When a true artist draws any kind of picture, say a landscape, he always gives his picture an out. Selah. His kingdom is forever.”, This is the faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when Nebuchadnezzar told them he was going to have them thrown in the fiery furnace if they did not bow down to worship his golden statue. The nations of Europe were in an uproar; kings took sides and bloody wars were fought. Today’s is Psalm 46, surely one of the best known and loved. 1. Is He a refuge for His people? Only then did the Rev. God is still on the throne and He will take care of His own. B. Powered by. Johannine Writings By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. 2. Numbers 6:24-26: The LORD bless you, and keep you: The LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The LORD lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace. One of America’s great cultural achievements has been sitting in the Walt Disney vaults collecting dust since 1986 – the movie “The Song of the South.” They will not sell or re-release it because of the perception that it portrays an idealized version of slavery. Hebrews 13:5-6: For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Then he stuck a hat on the Tar Baby and sat her in the middle of the road. He is our God and our refuge. “Ahem!” said Brer Rabbit loudly, wondering if the Tar Baby were deaf. Behold the greatness of God's works! Pressed into faith for impossible things; Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured! They said the Lord He is God, the Lord He is God. We may not see God, but He is still there watching over His people just like He did in Esther's time. Committed Compromising Champion Series. His men blamed him for it all. Be that way,” said Brer Rabbit, swinging at the Tar Baby with his free paw. The Tar Baby, she said nothing. His eternal plan is not canceled out by the whims of human leaders or the freakish accidents of nature. John G. Paton and his wife served as missionaries for many years in the New Hebrides Islands. He will have the final say. His plan was working perfectly. He wants us to be people of faith not fear.
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