From the morning Scripture readings

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

–Psalm 46: 1-2, a very good Psalm to end the year with; here is the Message version of this passage extended by one verse:

God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains.
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

4 comments on “From the morning Scripture readings

  1. Katherine says:

    It’s a good verse. I’d far rather, if the mountains begin to shake and the sea waters to foam, have the first version to comfort me. God ready to help when I need him sounds sort of like rent-a-geek: one call and he’s on the way.

  2. Undergroundpewster says:

    How does verse 10 translate in the Message version?
    10 “Be still, and know that I am God!”

  3. Sue Martinez says:

    #2 Verse 10 from The Message;&version=65;
    [blockquote] “Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
    loving look at me, your High God,
    above politics, above everything.” [/blockquote]
    I prefer the NIV.

  4. evan miller says:

    What a ghastly paraphrase! Give me the KJV.