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Verse of the Day (August 10, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 10, 2020) #BMSeminary – As Immanuel (“God with us”), Jesus is the personification of this psalm. For Jesus himself is our present refuge and future victory. God’s past record of strong protection for his people is a present comfort to the psalmist; it is “well proved” (v. 1). Even if the unthinkable should occur—even the implosion of the earth—God’s faithfulness to his promises drives away fear (vv. 2–3). The Christian’s confidence is even more certain because Christ personally promised to be with us to the “end of the age” (Matt. 28:20). Like a secret aqueduct to a besieged city, God’s grace convinces the psalmist that the church will not only survive any onslaught but also will thrive in joy (Ps. 46:4–7). Jesus specifically revealed that the Holy Spirit is that means of grace who causes “rivers of living water” to flow from the heart of the believer (John 7:37–39). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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