Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Be Still And Know I Am God"

Psalm 46

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.

2 comments:

Mike said...

HEY! I wrote a killer paper on this psalm last term. Evidently Martin Luther wrote the text of his famous hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God,” based on this psalm.

I came to fall in love with this psalm as I wrote my paper. It's very telling. Sometime I will share the paper with you if you want.

Teresa said...

Mike,

That is interesting. I was told to read this Psalm last night by my friend, Radley... If you want to share your paper I am curious to know what you said.