Psalm 46:6…”Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.” The nations raged at David’s coming to the throne, and at the setting up of the kingdom of the Son of David (Psalm 2:1-2). The kingdoms rose in a tumultuous manner to oppose this, but God uttered his voice, spoke to them in his wrath, and they were moved in another sense. They were struck into confusion, put into disorder, and all their measures broken. Such a melting of the spirits of the enemies is described in Judges 5:4-5 and Luke 21:25. When He pleases to draw his sword, and give it commission, he can make great havoc among the nations and lay all to waste. God’s sovereign reign over everything is also important to remember as we submit respectfully to leaders in authority over us. All earthly persons in positions of authority are assigned by God, even those we didn’t personally choose, and/or whom we do not naturally respect.