Israel, Stand Still! #6

Sunday, July 14, 2013

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10 KJV).

Israel must stand still and do nothing in order to see her God work mightily on her behalf!

Read Psalm 46, the context of today’s Scripture: “To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. [1] God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. [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. Selah. [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. [5] God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. [6] The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. [7] The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. [8] Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. [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. [10] Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. [11] The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.”

Verses 4, 5, 7, 9, and 11 are obvious prophetic references to Jesus Christ dwelling with Israel in her earthly kingdom. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (verse 1) was undoubtedly true regarding the Red Sea experience when JEHOVAH fought for his nation Israel and overthrew her enemies, but it also speaks of another trouble Israel’s must face, and only by JEHOVAH’S strength will she overcome that trouble….

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