LeRoy Eims on the importance of Scripture memory: "I think two of the master strokes of the devil have been to convince people he doesn't exist, and that Scripture memory is only for children. He remembers the humility of defeat when Jesus Christ, who was tempted in all points like as we are, met him with the Word of God." (What Every Christian Should Know About Growing; p. 26-27)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Psalm 46:10

Today is Monday so begin your day by reviewing all the previous Psalms you've learned.

Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Review Psalm 46:1-9 before moving on to today's verse.  This is an easier one today - the same principle applies - repeat, repeat, repeat.  But it might not take as many repetitions today :)

John MacArthur's commentary says this....
Be still, and know that I am God.   These twin commands to not panic and to recognize His sovereignty are probably directed to both His nation for comfort and all other nations for warning.

For those who do not believe and who are, in fact, warring against Christ and His followers, this is a warning from God that they will be stopped, God is sovereign and He will be exalted.  He rebukes them to stop striving and to recognize His absolute power and to realize that all their efforts against God and His kingdom are futile.

For believers, this verse is a comfort.  We need to also recognize His absolute power, but as believers we can take refuge in His sovereignty.  We may lose some battles, but He wins the war.  He will be exalted among the nations.

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