the wars he is ending
Psalm 46:8-9 (JDV)
Psalm 46:8 Come, really see the actions of Yahveh, who is “bringing devastation on the land.”
Psalm 46:9 He makes wars cease throughout the land. He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces; he sets wagons ablaze.
he wars he is ending
As I write this, I have been reading every day from an interesting book called Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Rosling makes the case that the world is actually getting better in a number of ways, but even intelligent people all over the world fail to see it, for a number of reasons. We are pre-programmed to expect things to only get worse, and that is what we see, regardless of the facts.
The psalmist was speaking to a world much like ours. They were used to thinking of God as the one who is orchestrating the world’s chaos. He encouraged them to look at the wars that God is ending. The sovereign God is at work.
Lord, thank you for shattering the bow, and cutting the spears to pieces.