God Is Our Refuge

Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Kingdomtide
Psalm 46

Nick reads the one-minute introduction.

Someone once said: “The only thing you need is the ground beneath your feet.” In a world which creates so many needs, we are tempted to find absolute only what is relative.

However, today’s psalm goes even further. “We will not fear even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea” (v. 2). Here is a psalmist whose only trust is in the Lord as his refuge. Though the ground is removed beneath his feet, his confidence in God is unshaken. The twentieth century theologian, Paul Tillich, referred to God as “The Ground of our being.”

Feel the contrast in v. 4 as the image of the peaceful stream brings joy. Verse 10 sometimes translated as “Be still and know…,” means simply this: “Stop your doing and let God act.”

Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms.

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