Psalm 46 – 49

Psalms 46, 47 and 48 were thought to be written by David at a time when David was being pursued by some of Saul’s soldiers with orders to kill him.  David was Saul’s successor and Saul became jealous of David, David’s personality, his ability to figure out how to kill Goliath, and how the people admired David.  David was on the run and in spite of his circumstance he still loved God and recognized the power and majesty of the God of Abraham, Jacob and Issac (our God).  This is what God said about David, “I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to” Acts 13: 22.

 

This is how David describes our God:  God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble, He can stop wars, He protects those who believe in Him, unfailing love, He chose our inheritance for us, He made the city strong and and its defenders appear mighty so that the army’s of Kings fled from them in fear, His right hand is filled with righteousness.

 

David writes that we should Be still and rest in our belief in God, God will be exalted all over the earth, God has ascended amid shouts of joy and sounding of trumpets, sing psalms and songs of praise, great is our God and worthy of praise, your praise reaches the ends of the earth, He will be our guide for ever and ever even to the end.