The Earth Melts

“The nations roar and the kingdoms topple;

He sets down his voice and the earth melts.

(Psalm 46:7 {verse 6 in English})

While the vocabulary is somewhat different, the ideas conveyed in this verse are reminiscent of Psalm 2:1 and 2 Peter 3:13. Why do the nations rage against a God who is almighty? Mankind persists in their resistance against a holy God. How we choose not to submit our wills even to one whose will for us is entirely good, pure, and righteous. Mankind seeks to build monuments, institutions, and even nations to glorify their own name and God sees that each topples with the magnitude of their sin against him. We rage; He is just.

And in the end, the earth will melt and dissolve away. The Hebrew term reflects the way that the mighty waves melt away when they finally come inland, eventually dispersing to nothing. The picture that Peter will later paint would be that of God placing all of creation in a smelting pot, burning away the dross and other impurities worked by sin, and then recasting with nothing but pure metal — his creation from the beginning remade free from the effects of sin.

Loved ones, this is our God at work, do not stray from his hand but be fast to submit your will to his. His is perfect and his defense is sure. What is left for us to choose?

About preacherwin

A pastor, teacher, and a theologian concerned about the confused state of the church in America and elsewhere...Writing because the Christian should think Biblically.

Posted on April 28, 2021, in Expositions and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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