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The Five-In-One Bible Verse


All of the Bible is inspired, and useful for teaching, pointing out error, correcting each other in love, and training for a life that has God’s approval, as it says in Timothy 3:16.

Yet (as with “3:16” verses!) every once awhile in Scripture, you come across a verse that has special meaning, or a personal application, or multiple layers of implications for us.

I consider Psalm 46:10 to be one of those verses – Be still, and know that I am God.

I invite you to break that one sentence of God into parts. Each part will open a door of His presence, His will, His peace. Taken together, they are greater than the sum of its parts.

Perhaps you can meditate on each of its parts, one on each day of the coming week. Every phrase has uncountable lessons for us:


Be still.

Be still and know.

Be still and know that I Am.

Be still and know that I am God.
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Be inspired! The song with this message is performed by Nicol Sponberg of Selah: the immortal hymn Be Still My Soul. This version has an echo of What a Friend We Have in Jesus, of which we become aware when we meditate upon this gentle but powerful verse from the Psalms.

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Category: Contemplation, Faith, Hope

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4 Responses

  1. Rick – this verse is profound on many levels. I have just completed a personal retreat with a book “Learning to Hear God” by Jan Johnson. Before every meditation I was encouraged to say this same verse, only in the opposite order… slowly bringing me to the point of “being” with God. This practice is powerful and settles me perfectly at the feet of Christ, as a child eager to hear him speak.
    This morning I took your advice and meditated on “Be still and know that I am God.” He is not more God because I believe in him, neither is he less of “God” when I don’t believe in him. If there was one of us left who believe he is “God” and the whole world would turn their back on him – He is no less GOD! He Is the great I AM!

  2. Thanks! I am not familiar with that book, but it is an interesting and useful construct. Profound note; I appreciate hearing from you!

  3. beth slevcove says:

    I needed this this morning. Thanks Rick.

  4. Thank you, Beth. It came out as it did because I did too, I did too.

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... Rick Marschall is the author of 74 books and hundreds of magazine articles in many fields, from popular culture (Bostonia magazine called him "perhaps America's foremost authority on popular culture") to history and criticism; country music; television history; biography; and children's books. He is a former political cartoonist, editor of Marvel Comics, and writer for Disney comics. For 10 years he has been active in the Christian field, writing devotionals and magazine articles; he was co-author of "The Secret Revealed" with Dr Jim Garlow. His biography of Johann Sebastian Bach for the “Christian Encounters” series (Thomas Nelson) was released in April, 2011. Read More