What is it about the war in Ukraine that many of us realize is so unjust? Where is God when war breaks out? When one nation unjustly attacks another nation? Let God’s faithful people look to Psalm 46 and God’s judgment of this planet. Written so long ago, can this psalm provide comfort now for God’s people, and hope for the future? Yes! Does it reveal how God will deliver His people “just at the break of dawn…” when Jesus Christ comes in glory? Yes!
And… what about God’s people in Ukraine who are currently suffering the ravages of war? Yes!
This Psalm has provided comfort and hope for God’s people since the time it was first written, this “Psalm of the Sons of Korah, who served in King David’s court in the land of Judah over 2,500 years ago.
This Psalm provided comfort and hope for the great reformer, John Wesley, as the night before he died, he was heard reciting: “The Lord of hosts (The Lord Sabaoth) is with us, The God of Jacob is our refuge.” Yes! In fact, Martin Luther wrote that great hymn, “A Mighty Fortress,” based upon this Psalm.”When Jesus appears in glory, perhaps God’s faithful will sing, “Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He, Lord Sabaoth His name, From age to age the same, And He must win the battle.”
I believe what I preach. I believe in Jesus Christ and His salvation. Do you want to know more? How Psalm 46 reveals the shaking and quaking of the earth and the seas? The voice of God will shake the earth and the almighty Lord and Savior will come and He will deliver His faithful people from this sin polluted earth. He will make the wars to cease, when He returns in glory.