#PsalmSunday: Psalm 46:1-3

#PsalmSunday: When the LORD God Almighty walled up the waves of the Red Sea to provide the Israelites safe passage, He never says that He also kept the Israelites from experiencing the sound of the rushing waters, and the power of the mighty winds that He used to restrain the sea (Ex 14:21-31). I imagine it might've been like the eye of a hurricane—the safest place to be in a hurricane, yet, not without the frightful sound, and hint of the great power of the winds and waters that swirl about.

If the Israelites feared the winds and the waves more than they feared God, they would've never crossed over to the other side to safety. Just as the Israelites' fear of the LORD prevailed, we too, must trust the LORD's steadfast love and faithfulness regardless of the torrential times we live in; within our homes, communities, or anywhere in this world. Our fear and love for the LORD must prevail because the Father has lovingly walled us up, that is, hid us in His Son, our Strong Tower, and therefore, we ARE safe (Prov 18:10).

Today's Psalm, Psalm 46:1-3 reminds us that only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, can anyone hope to be kept safe and secure in this life and the next. No one is saved by their own ingenuity, nor by the power or provisions of man.

Therefore, whether in times of pleasantries or poverty, we trust the LORD to provide us, or withhold from us, exactly what we need to conform us all the more into the image of the Father's magnificent Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom 8:28-29).

The whole duty of man is to practice the fear of the LORD and to keep His commandments (Ps 111:10; Ecc 12:13-14). Let us gladly and urgently seek to fulfill this joyous duty every day the Lord grants to us.