God Shall Help Her, Just at the Break of Dawn (Psalm 46)

God Shall Help Her, Just at the Break of Dawn
Today’s Text: Psalm 46

The Bible Is the Foundation for Life

The Bible Is the Foundation for Life

Under the reign of Jehoshaphat, Israel’s hostile neighbors banded together and threatened the city of Jerusalem (2 Chr. 20:1-34). Prior to military engagement, God encouraged the people through a young Levite named Jahaziel.



God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;

Tzin sunrise.

God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah


The day following Jahaziel’s prophecy, the enemy armies turned their weapons against each other. When Israel’s army entered the battlefield, it was obvious God had caused the enemy to destroy one another (2 Chr. 20:24).

The refrain, the God of Jacob is our refuge, is viable today as Israel faces ongoing threats from enemies.


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2) Tzin sunrise. (Image and detail used for illustrative purposes) (Photo credit: (c) miranido/Pikiwiki Israel/CC BY (, MKM Portfolios)

Rev. Charles E. McCracken. Biblically Authentic - Standing with Israel.

Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. Rev. McCracken’s presentations have relevance for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.

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