God Is Our Fortress

Published July 15, 2019 by

The Sunday evening lesson from July 14, 2019.

God Is Our Fortress (Psalm 46:1-11)

Phillip Stuckey, July 14, 2019
Part of the Exposition of the Psalms series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

The forty-sixth psalm is the first of several songs about Zion, the city of God (Pss. 48; 76; 84; 87; 122). It is another psalm of the sons of Korah and there are no historical clues as to exactly when this psalm was composed. This psalm is supposedly the basis of Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” Is that how we see God? Let us consider that as we examine this psalm.

Tags: Church, Endurance, Faith, Home, Jesus, Old Testament, Patience, Psalms, Salvation, Worship

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Psalm 46 (Listen)

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

46:1   God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
  Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
  though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy habitation of the Most High.
  God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
  The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he utters his voice, the earth melts.
  The LORD of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
  Come, behold the works of the LORD,
    how he has brought desolations on the earth.
  He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the chariots with fire.
10   “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
11   The LORD of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

(ESV)

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