Psalm 46 is the well-known basis for Martin Luther’s great hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. The psalm does celebrate God our fortress. The psalm also makes clear that God is near to us, with us, our refuge. Both ideas – fortress and refuge – go together to paint a beautiful picture of how God takes care of His people. As a fortress, He keeps us safe from our enemies, Himself being a wall of defense to keep them away and keep us safe. As a refuge with us, He provides for our needs, and feeds us, so that the enemy’s siege tactics cannot starve us out.
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