“I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.” —Psalm 46:10
Earlier in Psalm 46 the nations and the earth both posed a threat. The nations raged, the earth gave way. But now they have become a stage on which the power and glory of God are displayed. That earth and those nations have been brought under the control of the sovereign Lord of the universe, and they are serving His purposes.
Commentator Matthew Henry had this to say:
Let his enemies be still and threaten no more, but know it, to their terror, that he is God, one infinitely above them. . . . Let his own people be still; let them be calm and sedate, and tremble no more, but know, to their comfort, that the Lord is God, he is God alone, and will be exalted above the heathen.3
God says, “I will be exalted.” The outcome is not in question. It is not a matter of “let’s wait and see what the last chapter looks like.” The last chapter has been written, and we know who wins!
3 Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary on the Bible: Psalm 46, https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mhm/ psalms-46.html.
Make it Personal
How does knowing that God is the ultimate winner encourage you as you watch what’s going on in the world today?