Though the Earth Be Removed
Wisdom's Corner
Though the Earth Be Removed

In many parts of the world there are earthquakes. Sometimes the earthquakes are very severe. The earth will shake very hard. Sometimes the earth will get big cracks in it. Sometimes parts of mountains will slide off. Sometimes the earth will push up and create new hills. Sometimes the oceans will churn and large waves can be created by underwater earthquakes.

When these bad earthquakes happen it is easy to get scared. A person is not sure what is going to happen. Sometimes it is even hard to stand up. But God is with us if we are living according to His law. He will not leave us. We can get our strength from Him.

In Psalm 46:1-3, we read, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof."

This passage tells us not to be afraid when there are earthquakes. It is possible that this is symbolic language. The earthquakes in this psalm may represent the earthquakes of our spiritual life. The rest of the psalm speaks about God bringing up kingdoms and taking down kingdoms. We can know that no matter how bad things may look in our world, that God will be with us.

The government of our country may not treat us right. But if we are living according to God's word, He will give us strength to live. He is our refuge when spiritual earthquakes shake us.

Until next time, keep reading your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School