Week of February 4 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: Psalm 46:6-7

The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Reflect: How is God’s power demonstrated in these verses?

Consider: The Lord of hosts is with us (comp. 2 Chron. 15:2; 20:17; Isa. 8:8, 10). This is the ground of assurance. Our God, Jehovah, is “the Lord of hosts”—one who has countless angels at his command (2 Kings 6:16, 17; Ps. 68:17; Matt. 26:53). And he is “with us”—on our side, ready to help. The God of Jacob is our Refuge; i.e. our covenant God, the God who entered into covenant with our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.[1]

Respond: How should you approach potential conflict differently knowing that God is aware of everything that comes against you?

 

[1]  H. D. M. Spence-Jones, ed., Psalms, vol. 1, The Pulpit Commentary (London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909), 358.