The Berean Expositor
Volume 30 - Page 41 of 179
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He Who is the God of grace, is also the Supreme Ruler of all the hosts of heaven and
earth, and it is this God Who is our refuge and Who is "with us".
"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee" (Isa. 43: 2).
"I will be with him in trouble" (Psa. 91: 15).
"He will be with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deut. 31: 8).
This emphasis upon the nearness of the Lord which we have already seen in verse 1
("A very present help in trouble"), and in verses 7 and 11 ("The Lord of Hosts is with
us") is found again in verse 5:
"God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right
"With us" . . . . . "In the midst" . . . . . "Very present".
"The Eternal God is thy Refuge."
"Only" and "at all times" (Psa. 62:).
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Having seen something of Psalm 46:, we pass on now to other passages, so that the
reader may be able to see how all-embracive is our divinely provided Refuge and
In Psalm 62: 7 and 8 we read:
"In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us" (Psa.
62: 7, 8).
Six times over in this Psalm does the particle ak occur--translated "truly" in verse 1,
"surely" in verse 9, and "only" in verses 2, 4, 5, and 6.  We have already learned that
"God is our Refuge", and we now learn that He only is our Refuge.
Using Young's literal translation, we find the following occurrences of the word in
Psalm 62::
Verse 1 . . . . . ONLY.--Toward God is my soul silent,
From Him is my salvation.
Verse 2 . . . . . ONLY.--He is my rock and my salvation,
My Tower, I am not much moved.
Verse 5 . . . . . ONLY.--For God, be silent, O my soul,
For from Him is my hope.
Verse 6 . . . . . ONLY.--He is my rock and my salvation,
My tower, I am not moved.