Be Still and Know that I am God

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:1-3

Psalm 46 is attributed to the sons of Korah. The specific person in this genealogy is not identified. Perhaps it was a collaboration of more than one descendant of Korah. In some ways it is a testimony to God’s grace that sons of Korah even have a part in the Psalms. Korah, a great grandson of Levi, was one of the key figures leading a rebellion against Moses and Aaron. As a result, Korah and his family were swallowed up by the ground due to their insolence. Korah’s descendants were not punished for the sin of their father, in fact, one descendant was Israel’s king maker. The prophet Samuel, at God’s direction anointed Saul, Israel’s first king, then David, the next king. The eleven psalms by the sons of Korah include some of the most beautiful psalms in the Bible. A quick study of these psalms would reveal a treasure trove of memorable verses. Here in Psalm 46 are several of them, including those in verses 1-3; God is our refuge and strength; an ever present help in trouble; we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea. Then in verse 10, Be still and know that I am God.