God Our Refuge

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Psalm 46; was accorded to be written by the Sons of Korah.

In Numbers 16, tells us who Korah was, a man who died for his rebellion against Moses, and these were his descendants. One part of the family became temple gatekeepers and another the singers and the musicians in the temple. {read about the gatekeepers in 1 Chronicles 9 verse 19, and the singers and musicians in ! Chronicles 6.}.

In Psalm 46 the descendants of Korah  portray the worst calamities imaginable {v3 & 4}, earth trembles, mountains topple, raging water, mountain quake. Yet with all these things they use as calamities, they proclaim {11}. ‘The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our stronghold’

The Sons of Korah’s song was about great calamities, but their faith in the God that created  them, is greater than anything they had gone through or could go through.

Faith that is drawn from this song by The Son’s of Korah, leads us to how we too can get this assurance for ourselves. V10: {NKJV}:

“Be still, and know that I Am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!’

When distress and fear, try to take control of our lives, and it happens to us all at times. Take time to be still and reflect, on Who God is, and we should come to the same conclusion as The Son’s of Korah:

‘The Lord of Hosts is with us, The Lord of hosts is our refuge, The Lord of Hosts is the same yesterday, today and forever. {Hebrew 13 verse 8}.

In times of anxiousness, the prescribed formula is, ‘Be still and know’, we have Our Lord Our Redeemer and Our Friend, as our ever present help.

Most people only know Psalm 46, for verse 10: It is far more than one verse to know, it is a song written by people who knew their God, and this is an example for us all.

God Bless.

O F J.

4 responses to “God Our Refuge

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, and your kind words. We all need to know more about Him, and less about ourselves, so we can be a blessing to others. God Bless OFJ {Old Fellow John}

  1. Reblogged this on Stepping Toes and commented:
    Too often people are much more afraid of human beings than of man. Too often they forget there is been provided a safe haven by the Most High Divine Creator. We should be aware that Adonai is not just a god, like Pharao, Moses and Jesus also are called gods, but that we should come by the way Jesus opened for us to the One and Only God of gods, Who made heaven and earth but also made us. And we are His, and as His people, the flock in His pasture (Psalms 100:3) we should find comfort in the knowledge that He is willing to Guide us and to Protect us. that we also shall come to understand that the lofty looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day. (Isaiah 2:11,17)

    Only the God of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jesus and of Israel, is God in Israel, but should also be our God, wherever we may be in the world. Like Elijah, Jesus and many other prophets were His servant, and have done all these things at God His word, willing to do God His will and not theirs, we also should aim to do only God His Will and not our will nor the will of the world.

    Though we always must be very careful not to rebel against Jehovah, neither fearing the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is removed from over them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not. (Numbers 14:9)

    Perhaps many are against us because we do believe in the Most High? But we should not worry, those against Jehovah, the God of our fathers, may seem to have it better than us, but this is all sham, they shall not prosper.
    Let us trust the Most High Elohim, Hashem Jehovah.

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