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Psalm 46: Psalm of Triumphant Faith (3 of 5)
Series: Psalms - Desiring God
Introduction: The psalm we turn to today is Psalms 46, a psalm of the sons of Korah. This psalm encourages us to hope and trust in God and His power as providence and His gracious presence are on us and around us in the most difficult times. This psalm directs us to give Him the glory for what He has done for us and what He will do. We are taught to take comfort in God when things look very black and threatening.
I. BACKGROUND OF PSALM 46
A. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
This was written during the reign of Jehoshaphat when the enemies of Moab, Ammon, and Edom came against Israel. God arose as their strength and help with supernatural intervention in a time of trouble (2 Chronicles 20:1-30).
B. PSALM 46 IS CALLED
1. The Psalm of God Our Refuge
2. The Psalm of God Our Present Help
3. The Psalm of God Our Mighty Fortress
4. The Psalm of Triumphant Faith
5. The Psalm of Confidence
C. DIVISIONS OF PSALM 46
1. Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
2. Psalm 46:4-7
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
3. Psalm 46:8-11
Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the ...
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