Thursday, June 28, 2012
Verse for Today - Psalm 46:10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Read all of Psalm 46
This Psalm gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of time and history. Almost by definition we look at life and our place in it from the perspective of day to day life. Psalm 46 urges us to look higher. To see that God is exalted above all and fulfilling the purposes of His holy will.
Despite the fact that the earth and our lives in it can be hectic and hard... and even appear hopeless.... "though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea..."
We are told to remember that the LORD is God.... that our Refuge and Strength, our Fortress is with us. He provides comfort and hope for His People, His Church. These are ones that God loves and love God. An important consideration!
We're then told to be still... to be quiet... to be silent. And then we're exhorted to know (remember) that God is God. Ironic in a way... we're commanded to do what we should do by definition. He will vindicate Himself and His Name among the nations. He will be exalted in the earth.
Reminds me of Philippians 2:9-11
"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father."