In fact, this song is the basis for  Martin Luther’s famous hymn “A Might Fortress is Our God” (ibid). This a a war psalm. Thanks. Literally, "in the faces of the morning," as the word is commonly used; or, more literally, in the "turning" of the morning - for the verb from which the word is derived means properly "to turn," and then "to turn to or from any one." As I sit here during one of my most favorite times of day, morning coffee time, I am at a complete loss of what to say “about” me. Although the example of Psalm 46:5 is minor, as Christians we need to know the Word of God. And that right early - Margin, "when the morning appeareth." Change ), Saturday Sampler: September 11 — September 17 « The Outspoken TULIP, Book Review: Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Book Review: Good Boy, Achilles (Eddie Ellis). Great post! Psalm 62:2,6 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved… Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. Most use this verse as a quiet and peaceful silence before the Lord. 7 The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. We need to understand what it means to take a statement out of context and how to avoid doing so. So, while this psalm is from David and about his trials, it is truly about the Lord Jesus and His dealings with His enemies. ( Log Out /  Well written and so important for people to study the word and its context. People are afraid, the earth is crumbling, and they are searching desperately for hope and safety. I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. 97:7 BY THE WRITER OF HEBREWS. ... or as it is seasoned (intermingled, and as it were besprinkled) with delight; and upon the same account, of all out other converse, so far as it is influenced by religion. God shall help her - That is, in her danger, he will interpose to save her. Taken out of context, this verse suggests that whatever I want to do — run a marathon, make a million dollars, become famous, solve world hunger — I can accomplish it if I just believe! I keep seeing Psalm 46:10 pop up these days. teaching compared to the teaching of Psalm 36. 2-3). I have written before about Psalm 46. The theology is true but it’s not honest to what Psalm … As our advocate (1 John 2:1), as our mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and as our High Priest (Hebrews 4:15), the Lord is constantly interceding on our behalf. Psalms 46:5. Can we draw something from that? This is language such as would be used in reference to a place that was besieged, and would well apply to the state of things when Jerusalem was besieged by the armies of Assyria under Sennacherib. Taken out of context, this verse suggests that whatever I want to do — run a marathon, make a million dollars, become famous, solve world hunger — I can accomplish it if I just believe! Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. So I will not fall? God’s promises in the Bible are powerful, but distorted scriptures are powerless. The "she" is verse 5 is referring to Zion, the city of God. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance. The theology is true but it’s not honest to what Psalm … Lately it’s been bothering me to see this verse used out of context. (a) he dwelt there by the visible symbol of his presence, the Shekinah; (b) he was there "actually" as a help and a protector. And “context” does not always work in exactly the same way. Can we believe that God is with us and will help is in times of trouble? 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. THE MISUSE OF PSM. Beautiful verses, but for Israel specifically , Thank you for this post. As I was looking for a verse to go along with the theme, I came across the verse Psalm 46:5 on Pinterest. You must be responsible when handling God’s Word, and read it how He intended it to be read. But if the words help us..why cant we use it..God works in mysterious way right? Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. [Study questions for this text.] We have an entire canon of Scripture that teaches us the God is with us, will never leave us, and will assist us as He sees fit. Women are drawn to it like flies to honey, and unfortunately, it is always used out of context and to force law-like behavior down women’s throats (be still = a command to have a daily quiet time in order to “hear” from God). That was a lot easier than I thought it would be. So again, God with us, absolutely, but Psalm 46:5 is not a verse to use to claim that God is within us and we will never fall…because we women are not the “her” in the verse. Some have chastised women for not knowing the reason this Psalm was written and for taking it out of context and applying to their personal lives. Yes. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. It was his chosen abode, and as long as such a Being dwelt in the city, they had nothing to fear. About. In order to understand the original meaning, let’s step back and consider the greater context of the verse – Psalm 37 – so we can better grasp the meaning of verse 4. But if we read the surrounding verses, we discover Paul is talking about contentment, not achievements. It is about cosmic collapse, political turmoil, and divine intervention. It is about cosmic collapse, political turmoil, and divine intervention. That would be Heaven, or the New Jerusalem. July 16, 2017 April 29, 2019 adventureswithasideofespresso. As I sit here during one of my most favorite times of day, morning coffee time, I am at a complete loss of what to say “about” me. If you are a regenerated believer, then, yes, you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you. Beautifully written and well researched. The Book of Psalms is a collection of 150 musical poems. Thank you! Out of Context: Honestly, the most common travesty committed toward this verse is that only a piece of this verse is quoted. Read your Bible in context, and learn what it is God really means. Take, for example, the Psalms. Since his sin with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband led to the events of Absalom’s revolt, it probably was written during that episode.Note David’s situation: He has treacherous enemies that are seeking to exult in his demise (vv. Quotations from Psalms flow one upon the other throughout the letter of Hebrews. Psalm 46:5. I don’t know how much more plainly I can write that. Psalm 46:5. A Quick History Lesson on Psalm 46 I have written before about Psalm 46. Out of Context: This verse is typically given to someone as a sentiment during a difficult time, or on a graduation card after crossing a stage receiving his or her diploma or degree. That “interpretation” is taken out of context and totally self-focused. We’re going to see what it means, what it doesn’t mean, and why taking it out of context can be so dangerous and damaging to our faith. It is the same with the Mass readings. 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, … Search out good people from which to learn, and do not assume that just because a verse sounds like it’s promising you good things that you can automatically claim that in your life. And it’s almost always used out of context. To shake or tremble (Psalm 46:5, Jer 49:21) 10. PRIMARY CATEGORIES OF PSALMS It’s right up there with Jeremiah 29:11! Yesteday , after thoroughly reading from verse 1, i realized that the verse’s got nothing to do with women. The psalmist replies to this promise by calling God “My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:2). To prompt (See 'move', American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, retrieved Feb 20, 2014 [webstersdictionary1828.com]) This word can mean to transfer from one location to another, or excite commotion, or influence, or make angry, or shake in its place. Illustrated Faith: Psalm 46:5. Keep pressing on, Sister! The Bible describes King David as a man after God’s own heart (Act 13:22). It will be so much more beneficial to you. Psalm 109:21-31 contain prayer and praise from David. Our theme for yesterday’s Sunday service was ‘ Be still and know that i am God ’. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most  High dwells. Some have chastised women for not knowing the reason this Psalm was written and for taking it out of context and applying to their personal lives. These quotations are applied to Yeshua despite their complete lack of association with him in their original setting and are repeatedly taken out of context by the writer. Yes, but we’ll get back to that in a moment. Psalm 125:1 A Song of degrees. Is God in us? It was written specifically to and about the Jews in Jerusalem. I keep seeing Psalm 46:10 pop up these days. I was recently convicted over this very thing. Focusing on Psalm 46:1-11. As our advocate (1 John 2:1), as our mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and as our High Priest (Hebrews 4:15), the Lord is constantly interceding on our behalf. Absolutely! If you look at verse four, you can see that the focus switches from trouble and fear to a telling of the city of God – the place where the Most High dwells. 97:7 BY THE WRITER OF HEBREWS. When it is night with the church, it is the hour and power of darkness with the enemies of it; and this is the time of the reign of antichrist, whose kingdom is a kingdom of darkness: but the "morning cometh, and also the night"; the former being about to break forth, and the latter to be at an end; yea, at eventide it shall be light: and the Lord will be a suitable, seasonable, and timely help to his people; for though weeping endures the night, joy comes in the morning. To shake or tremble (Psalm 46:5, Jer 49:21) 10. The subject of Psalm 46 is Yahweh, the Eternal and Most High God. That was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Verse Context See Psalm 46:5 with its adjacent verses in bold below. I was never a fan of this verse before just because it is always taken out of context to make it seem like it’s written for women but the more that I hear it the more that I like it both out of context and in context. So true. July 16, 2017 April 29, 2019 adventureswithasideofespresso. (x) "respiciente mane", Pagninus; "ad prospectum aurorae", Musculus; "at the looking forth of the morning", Ainsworth; that is, "speedily and quickly", as Suidas interprets it in voce. When he says “She will not fall,” he is referring to the eternality of Heaven: it will last forever, it will never ever fall, be moved, or any other interpretation you may have seen. We can’t be certain about David’s circumstances in this psalm. Do you have a Bible verse for “God works in mysterious ways’? So, while this psalm is from David and about his trials, it is truly about the Lord Jesus and His dealings with His enemies. While each psalm is a self-contained poem that ought to be read in its own right—and not twisted to say whatever we want it to say—”context” in the psalms is more fluid than in other books of the Bible. Though this is a very true and practical spiritual application that can be drawn from Psalm 46:5, the context of the verse is very clear that the psalmist is not speaking of a “spiritual victory” but actual “physical triumph” over the perils of that particular time. This is a psalm about war. Thank you so much for your kind encouragement. It might be an individual psalm expressing something that happened in David's life, and David wrote this psalm, we're told, coming out of that experience in his life. Each of these is a literary unit and should be read as such. Then there are going to be other Psalms that were very tied to the ''history of Israel'' in various ways. Specifically, this is what is known as a “Zion Song:” this is a psalm about “cosmic collapse, political turmoil, and divine intervention.” (Reformation Study Bible, notes, page 883). Psalm 37:4 (ESV) Today, we’re going to try to put that verse back into the larger context from which it’s constantly pulled. You see, Psalm 46 is a war Psalm specifically known as Zion Song. 9. Knowing the Bible can help guard against false doctrines and teachings. – Psalm 46:10. But before that , I was seeing women post it all over social media , out of context. This is another PERFECT example of God's Holy Word being taken out of context! It was written to a specific group of people about a specific situation, and it has a very specific meaning. 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, … Originally, this psalm was a song written for the ethnic nation of Israel — both genders included. No…we cannot take Scripture out of context, even if it helps us. As a stand-alone promise, it appears as though God exists to make us all popular, rich, healthy, and powerfully well known! Read Psalm 37:4 commentary using The Treasury of David. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. To put the matter positively, we need to learn how to take biblical statements in context. Take, for example, the Psalms. God is within her; she will not be moved. Cities are referred to by the feminine pronoun in literature. Thank you! Yes, if taken IN CONTEXT, this is a perfect Psalm for our President, when you consider verses 1–8!!! “Rest in the presence of the Lord” is what most are meaning when they quote this verse. God will help her when morning dawns. Well, it means we must stop wearing this verse on our body as jewelry, apparel, and tattoos, for starters. God [is] in the midst of her The church and people of God; not merely by his essence, power, and providence, as he is in the midst of the world; but by his gracious presence, and which always continues, though not always perceived; and … I mean, who am I to think that God can’t or won’t use His entire Word to speak to me and change my life at any point? THE MISUSE OF PSM. While each psalm is a self-contained poem that ought to be read in its own right—and not twisted to say whatever we want it to say—”context” in the psalms is more fluid than in other books of the Bible. Unless you have somehow become perfect (aka glorified and now reside in Heaven) then you will fall. I concluded that verse 5 was about ‘God within us , we will not fall’ . But if we read the surrounding verses, we discover Paul is talking about contentment, not achievements. 5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. “Rest in the presence of the Lord” is what most are meaning when they quote this verse. I’m amazed at the percentage of professing Christians who just do not understand how to read and apply the bible, and who fail to rightly understand the faith they claim to posses. About. Verse five then, refers back to that: the New Jerusalem. I mean, this verse says that God is within ME, right? I was never a fan of this verse before just because it is always taken out of context to make it seem like it’s written for women but the more that I hear it the more that I like it both out of context and in context. Illustrated Faith: Psalm 46:5. 5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. The first rule of properly reading and interpreting Scripture is…context. ( Log Out /  Great article. Will you fall? she. Thanks! It’s rare that I don’t have something to say, but I … I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 46:5. Thank you so much for this post! And it’s almost always used out of context. 9. But then, I looked it up in my Bible to see the different phrasing and context of … I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have seen this verse pop up lately, especially on jewelry and coffee mugs, obviously designed for women. I’m glad you are addressing this issue. I agree with the “life verse”! It’s rare that I don’t have something to say, but I … You can’t read yourself into it – that is mishandling the Word. Stop cherry-picking verses to fit your mood, your situation, your desired outcome, your goals, your whatever. Fascinating to think about! Will not fail. ” PERFECT all my fears designed for personal interaction with the Almighty and be troubled …. 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