These are my notes from the morning sermon on March 18, 2012 at Piedmont Baptist Church by Pastor Bob Neal. but god is our refuge and our strenght. Did He say in vain, |All power is given unto me in heaven and earth?| Did He say in vain, |Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world?| I trust not. But all this matters very little to us; because events analogous to those of which it speaks have happened not once only, but many times, and will happen often again. God is not so unjust that he overlooks injustices. Just as he protected Jacob, so he protects us. For who is our Lord? Therefore, be still and know that he is God. They want a present help in trouble; and if they will not believe that God is a present help in trouble, they will try to help themselves out of their trouble by begging, lying, swindling, forging, and all those meannesses which fill our newspapers with shameful stories day by day, and which all arise simply out of want of faith in God. That men do not believe as they used to do in the living Lord and in His government, in that perpetual divine providence which the Scriptures call |the kingdom of God.| They have lost faith in Christ's immediate and personal government of the world and its nations; and, therefore, they are tempted more and more, either to try to misgovern the world themselves, or to fancy that Christ has entrusted His government, as to a substitute and vicar, to an aged priest at Rome. ⇪ Sermon Notes .PDF ⇪ Sermon Notes .PDF In whatever circumstance we are in, God always is our strength, shield, saving refuge, and shepherd and we can plead with him like David does in this Psalm of prayer and praise. Even in our own personal lives there will be a lot to threaten us before the day we leave this life. He commands the armies of angels which he employs for his good purposes and all the armies of demons and renders them powerless. He can heal all the pain. Remember that the Lord is on your right hand; and then, and then alone, will you not be moved, either to terror or to sin, by any of the chances and changes of this mortal life. Psalm xlvi.1. google_ad_width = 300;
Wise and Foolish Virgins by Keith Malcomson, Free Software to download entire SermonIndex Speaker Archive. Be calm. God is our Refuge Psalms 46:1-11 “1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. His help is proven, and you do not walk alone in life. When we take refuge in God, He gives us supply & strength and is always with us. They understand what it truly means to find a place of refuge. |O come hither,| says the Psalmist, |and behold the works of the Lord, what desolations He has made in the earth.| Not a desolation of cruelty and tyranny: but a desolation of mercy and justice; putting down the proud, the aggressive, the ruthless, and helping the meek, the simple, the industrious, and the innocent. Scripture: Psalms 46:1-3. in other words not only is god our refuge. We have the presence, protection and power of God with us. Much od the pressure on the believing community comes from unbelievers. And this psalm lays down a rule for judging of such startling and terrible events whenever they happen, and for saying of them, |God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.| It seems from the beginning of the psalm that there had been earthquakes or hurricanes in Judea -- more probably earthquakes, which were and are now frequent there. Sermon to the Saints of God assembled at Topeka, KS: Sunday, November 11, 2018 God is our Refuge Psalms 46:1-11 “1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. He says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. He knows best. Those who forget that they are in Christ's kingdom, Christ does not go out of His way to punish them. It seems to mo probably to refer -- but I speak with extreme diffidence -- to that Assyrian invasion, and that preservation of Jerusalem, of which we heard in the magnificent first lesson for this morning and this afternoon; when, at the same time that the Assyrians were crushing, one by one, every nation in the East, there was, as the elder Isaiah and Micah tell us plainly, a great volcanic outbreak in the Holy Land. Moreover, it is written, |Be still, and know that I am God.| And if men will not be still, they will not know that He is God. <> He is the covenant-keeping God of Jacob. google_ad_height = 250;
. Last week we commemorated the Protestant Reformation and the life of Martin Luther. Psalm xlvi.1. Even the highest peak of the mountain or on the moon and God is there. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the ...read more. This psalm, therefore, is concerning our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom all power is given in heaven and earth, and who ascended up on high; that He might be as He had been from the beginning, King of kings and Lord of lords, the Master of this world and all the nations in it. He has the power to lift our hearts and offer us eternal hope. God continues to reign as all wise and as almighty as ever. It seems, moreover, that Jerusalem itself had, as in Hezekiah's time, not been shaken, or at least seriously injured, by the earthquake. If he is your refuge and strength, why do you worry? I trust and I hope that you, or at least some here, believe that Christ is ruling and guiding the world, the church, and every individual soul who trusts in Him toward --, |One far off divine event,To which the whole creation moves.|. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Jon also likes to play. They earn their own ruin by the very laws of human nature. The Lord is a present help. God never leaves us - This is so true, we don't need to worry what the world thinks, we are... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! -- His Providence, which is Love, and His Laws, which are Life. in other words god has to vaccinate us with his power Alas! Firstly, God is our refuge. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20). Published March 16, 2013. He is always present. With such a King over us, how can the world but go right? Though beset by pressures within and without the believing community will be sustained. But God is not the refuge and strength of Israel only; he is the God of the corporate church and every individual in it. Christ, who died for us on Calvary; who rose again for us; who ascended into heaven for us; who sits at God's right hand for us; who sent down His Holy Spirit at the first Whitsuntide; and sends Him down for ever to us; that by His gracious inspiration we may both perceive and know what we ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same. Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I tell of Thy wondrous works. (Psalm 46:2-3.) Such is the 46th Psalm, one of the noblest utterances of the whole Old Testament. Proof of this is Jesus being raised from death – a sure sign of God’s righteousness. It is He, says the Psalmist, who has made wars to cease in all the world, who has broken the bow and snapped the spear in sunder, and burned the chariots in the fire; and so, by the voice of fact, said to these kings and to their armies, if they would but understand it, |Be still, and know that I am God| -- that I, not you, will be exalted among the nations -- that I, not you, will be exalted in the earth. They must find hope in something and strength in something; and if they will not see that God is their hope, they will hope to get rich as fast as possible, and make themselves safe so. Yet the majority of mankind will not see it, and the preacher must not expect to be believed when he says it. But, for some reason or other, this generation does not seem to care to see God's strength; and those that are yet for to come seem likely to believe less and less in God's power -- believe less and less that they are in Christ's kingdom, and that Christ is ruling over them and all the world.