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"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10



Psalm 46* 

To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. On Alamoth. A song.

God is our refuge and strength, a help in distresses, very readily found.

Therefore will we not fear though the Earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas;

Though the waters thereof roar [and] foam, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the habitations of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her at the dawn of the morning.

The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high fortress. Selah.

Come, behold the works of Jehovah, what desolations he hath made in the earth:

He hath made wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariots in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be Exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high fortress. Selah. 
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"All Scripture is the history of two men, who are thus described —
"The first man is of the earth, earthy; the Second Man is the Lord from heaven" (1 Cor. 15:47).
The New Testament unfolds the heavenly character and the heavenly work of the "Second Man." The Old Testament treats of the relations of these two men with the earth. It records the history of the first man, created in innocence, falling under the power of sin, and ever manifesting in darker colours his ruin and his alienation from God. It foretells the triumphs of the Second Man, who retrieves the ruin brought in by the first, and glorifies God in the scene in which sin has dishonoured Him. It was the entrance of sin and the ruin of the first creation, that gave God the opportunity (if we may so speak) of bringing forth this Second Man, in whom all the glories of His person are displayed and all the treasures of His love unfolded. We shall see the character and extent of the ruin, and the failure of the first man in every position in which God placed him; and we shall see how the Second Man takes up the broken thread, and carries to perfection the Divine purposes.

. . . Psalm 46 describes the hour of Israel's trouble, the waters roaring, the mountains shaking, the Gentiles raging, and the kingdoms in commotion. Still they can exclaim —
"Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of Jehovah, what desolations He has made in the earth. He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in sunder; He burns the chariot in the fire."
Here the God of Jacob, a national name, is with "us" — Israel — bringing the wars and commotions of the Gentiles to an end by desolating judgments and establishing peace on the earth.
"Be still,"
He adds,
"and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the Gentiles, I will be exalted in the earth."
And once again exultant Israel replies —
"Jehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah."
T. B. Baines
The Lord's Coming, Israel, and the Church: The Hope of Israel and Creation


*Darby Translation


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