Psalm 76:1-6 (JDV)
Psalm 76:1 God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
Psalm 76:2 His lair is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.
Psalm 76:3 There he shatters the bow’s flaming arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah
Psalm 76:4 You are resplendent and majestic coming down from the mountains filled with prey.
Psalm 76:5 The brave-hearted have been plundered; they have slipped into their final sleep. None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.
Psalm 76:6 When you rebuked them, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse lay still.
The thought of a thundering chariot, driven by a warrior — intent on destruction and domination — would strike terror in the hearts of the people when this psalm was written. But the psalmist knows a power greater than that of a warrior. He speaks of a God who shatters the weapons of war, and stills the horse and chariot.
This is our God. He does the same for us today. Tank or chariot, it makes no difference. Our God is greater than our greatest fear.
LORD, thank you for the assurance that we have no fear too great that you cannot silence it.