Psalms 46

* Confidence in God. (1-5) An exhortation to behold it. (6-11)1-5 This psalm encourages to hope and trust in God; in his

power and providence, and his gracious presence with his church

in the worst of times. We may apply it to spiritual enemies, and

the encouragement we have that, through Christ, we shall be

conquerors over them. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help

found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that

is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever

find the like in any creature. Let those be troubled at the

troubling of the waters, who build their confidence on a

floating foundation; but let not those be alarmed who are led to

the Rock, and there find firm footing. Here is joy to the

church, even in sorrowful times. The river alludes to the graces

and consolations of the Holy Spirit, which flow through every

part of the church, and through God's sacred ordinances,

gladdening the heart of every believer. It is promised that the

church shall not be moved. If God be in our hearts, by his word

dwelling richly in us, we shall be established, we shall be

helped; let us trust and not be afraid.
6-11 Come and see the effects of desolating judgments, and

stand in awe of God. This shows the perfect security of the

church, and is an assurance of lasting peace. Let us pray for

the speedy approach of these glorious days, and in silent

submission let us worship and trust in our almighty Sovereign.

Let all believers triumph in this, that the Lord of hosts, the

God of Jacob, has been, is, and will be with us; and will be our

Refuge. Mark this, take the comfort, and say, If God be for us,

who can be against us? With this, through life and in death, let

us answer every fear
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