Thus beautifully does the psalmist indicate the calm which took possession of believers then, while the nations roared around them. 1909-1922. The previous verse also refers to the river that flows by the throne of God (Rev 22:1). ", IV. "The depths are congealed in the breast of the sea!" Through the new city of God, the Holy Catholic Church, made up of all believers, this peaceful stream ever runs, refreshing and fertilizing wherever it flows. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-46.html. Not only was there all the difference between rescues that were local, temporary, national, and one that is for the race for all time, but also the difference between a deliverance from Egypt, Ammon, Moab, and Assyria, and one that is from Satan and from sin; from the curse of a broken Law, and from the wrath to come. How great is our encouragement to prayer. IT IS IN PLACES SHALLOW, whilst in others its depths cannot be fathomed. God is within her; she will not be moved. Then let us value the work of the Holy Spirit. How grand and lofty the thought I the simple word conquers all opposition. 1865-1868. "God will come very early to her succour, before any enemy is awakened to annoy her.". Take the water of any river, fresh from its source, and you will readily perceive that it is pure in its nature. See 2 Kings 19:31-35. The course of Gihon might have been diverted, might have been turned into a new channel. #2 “she will not fall;” She cannot fall. THE CHURCH OF GOD COMPARED TO A CITY. How grandly, too, these last words give the impression of immediate and utter dissolution of all opposition! Think of the source, the continuance, the fulness, of this stream of heavenly truth, bright and pure. THE SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS OF THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD. THE FRUIT. Of old, God spake through prophets; now he speaks in his Son. SUCH SENSE OF NEED REQUISITE TO MAKE MEN SEEK HIS ASSISTANCE IN PRAYER. Psalms 46:5 God [is] in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, [and that] right early. THE GLADDENING RIVER — an emblem of many great and joyous truths. Contributed by Dr. Lewis W. Gregory on Jun 2, 2020. based on … 1. God will help her when morning dawns. There is the throne of grace, ever open to our supplications in time of need. The waters of this Gihon were brought to Jerusalem by an aqueduct, and carried by conduits through the streets into the temple. And in "the new Jerusalem," the present "city of God," which Divine love founded, and which Divine power is building up, there still flows the deep, still, calm river of Divine peace and joy and love. In the previous verses you can hear the wild waves of the sea dashing round the base of the firm hills, sapping their strength, and toppling their crests down in the bubbling, yeasty foam. 5. 4. Psalm 46:5 “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”. Psalm 46:5 Translation & Meaning. NIV God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. II. VIII. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. There is the Word of God, ever ready to furnish us with some refreshing stream of Divine comfort and strength. However large in its volume as it gets nearer the sea, every river is small in its beginnings. "Commentary on Psalms 46:5". God is in the midst of her - God is in the midst of the “city” referred to above - the “city of God.” That is. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-46.html. This river is God Himself in the outflow and self-communication of His own grace to the soul. So it must be, if men turn away from our God as the Redeemer from sin, the Saviour of the lost. Is it not so with the grace of God? There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. A city affords security for life and property. VII. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Just as the faithful Israelites drank of the spiritual Rock which followed them, and "that rock was Christ" (1 Corinthians 10:4), so with us to-day. Indeed, He alone is the source of all the believer's comforts, however numerous and various they may be. "Should storms of sevenfold thunder roll, And shake the globe from pole to pole No flaming bolt shall daunt my face For Jesus is my Hiding-place." She shall not be moved - "though the earth be removed" (Psalms 46:2). God is in the midst of her - God will not abandon them that trust in him; he will maintain his own cause; and, if his Church should at any time be attacked, he will help her and that right early - with the utmost speed. 3. It is peaceable in its course. And that right early— At the appearing of the morning. Pacifying mercy — to keep me quiet in the midst of this unquiet world. "Commentary on Psalms 46:5". Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. 3. To the Hebrews, their covenant God was revealed in words (Exodus 34:6, 7); but to us he is revealed in the living Word, in the Person of the incarnate Son of God. A thorough conviction of the superintendence of an all-wise Providence is productive of the greatest joy and satisfaction to the Christian. Here it is freedom to obey and liberty to serve.