Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Psalm 46
The Deliverance and What Follows
1. God is our Refuge and Strength (Psalm 46:1-3)
2. His coming in power and glory (Psalm 46:4-7)
3. What follows His manifestation (Psalm 46:8-11).
This is “a song upon Alamoth,” which means “maidens’ voices” and calls to remembrance the song which Miriam and the women sang when the Lord redeemed His people by power at the Red Sea. The remnant delivered relates prophetically the experience of deliverance. They trusted in God as their refuge and strength, though the earth was moved and the mountains carried into the sea. Then He appeared and helped His people “at the dawn of the morning.” The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved--then His voice was heard, while His people shouted “Jehovah of hosts is with us.” They call next to behold the desolations which judgment has wrought. Then, and only then follows peace and all wars are ended. “He maketh wars to cease unto the ends of the earth, He breaketh the bow and cutteth the spear asunder.”