Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. God is for us a shelter and a strength, a help in troubles; He is very accessible. “Under the rule of God, the day must come when, ‘That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.’ These were the concluding words of the song, and they constitute a fitting answer to its opening inquiry.” (Morgan), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. God is our strength, to bear us up under our burdens, to fit us for all our services and sufferings he will by his grace put strength into us, and on him we may stay ourselves. 1. The man of the earth: “Earthly and mortal men, who are made of the dust, and must return to it, such as the oppressors of the people are.” (Poole), ii. We immediately recognize that anyone who renounces the LORD is sinful. יְהֹוָ֣ה צְבָא֣וֹת עִמָּ֑נוּ מִשְׂגַּב־לָ֜֗נוּ אֱלֹהֵ֖י יַֽעֲקֹ֣ב סֶֽלָה: Go and see the works of the Lord, that He has wrought devastation in the earth. The psalmist felt that God was afar off and did even hide in times of trouble. Verse 10. “He wants no prophet to teach him, no priest to atone for him, no king to conduct for him; he needs neither a Christ to redeem, nor a Spirit to sanctify him; he believes no Providence, adores no Creator, and fears no Judge.” (Horne), He sits in the lurking places of the villages; Do not forget the humble. Selah. See Psalm 93:4. d. To do justice…that the man of the earth may oppress no more: The psalmist ends with assurance of God’s justice applied to the wicked. A very present Help in trouble; literally, a very accessible Help - one easy to be found (comp. i. Let all believers triumph in this. For the conductor, a song of the sons of Korah, on alamoth. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. MEDITATION AND PSALM 46:10. A blasphemer, a deceitful man, and a knave!” (Clarke), iv. God himself is to his church a place of broad rivers and streams, Isaiah 33:21. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life. These words are thought by some to be spoken by the Lord to the nations of the world, to "cease from war", as the Targum renders the words; or from going up any more against Jerusalem, as Jarchi interprets them; and that they were spoken to them before the breaking of their bows as Aben Ezra observes; or that they are an exhortation to them to cease from … “They are all either cut off or converted. As for all his enemies, he sneers at them. What began with a sense of despair in times of trouble has ended with calm confidence in God’s justice and victory. a. His ways are always prospering; c. Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised: This was the prayer of the psalmist regarding the wicked. 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. Please do not deface or discard. [The pride] of the Holy One, blessed be He, Who is mentioned in the beginning of the psalm (verse 2). He shall help her under her troubles, that she shall not sink nay, that the more she is afflicted the more she shall multiply. א לַֽמְנַצֵּ֥חַ לִבְנֵי־קֹ֑רַח עַל־עֲלָמ֥וֹת שִֽׁיר: on alamoth: The name of a musical instrument in Chronicles (I Chron. There is pride and sin in the wicked man’s heart, in his mouth, and under his tongue. The consideration of which may serve to remove fears and dismayings of mind under present troubles. It is built upon a rock, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, 2. God, To do justice…that the man of the earth may oppress no more, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity. <> God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. The total destruction of Gog and Magog is prophetically described by the burning of their weapons of war (Ezekiel 39:9,10), which intimates likewise the church's perfect security and assurance of lasting peace, which made it needless to lay up those weapons of war for their own service. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Cities were burnt, countries laid waste, and armies of men cut off and laid in heaps upon heaps. Poole observed that pride is in the heart, “yet it is manifested in the countenance, and is therefore oft described by lofty looks.”, iv. Or, a help sufficient, a help accommodated to every case and exigence whatever it is, he is a very present help we cannot desire a better help, nor shall ever find the like in any creature. The war chariots of the nations of the world. For his own glory (Psalm 46:10): Be still, and know that I am God. a. Psalms 46 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. If David wrote this psalm (especially during a time of persecution from Saul), the words the LORD is King forever and ever would have special meaning, recognizing the reign of God even over the troubled and dysfunctional reign of Saul. He who has got a cry in his heart after God, may rest assured that that cry proceeded from a Divine preparation, and that an answer will soon arrive. b. Here, the psalmist asked a question well known to those who follow God: the concern, the anxiety, over the seeming inactivity of God. i. c. Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man: The psalmist called upon God to help the weak by shattering the wicked and the evil man, and to thoroughly seek out his wickedness until You find none. He isn’t manful or honorable enough to openly fight those who might effectively fight back. At the same time, he cannot not think of God, as he does later in Psalm 10:11 and 13 (the thoughts, God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see…You will not require an account). We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. Next » Chapter 47. עַל־כֵּ֣ן לֹא־נִ֖ירָא בְּהָמִ֣יר אָ֑רֶץ וּבְמ֥וֹט הָ֜רִ֗ים בְּלֵ֣ב יַמִּֽים: in the future, on the day concerning which Scripture states (. 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. The only exception to this would be if the wicked man were in a place of God-appointed authority, such as Saul was in Israel.