Oct 23, 2011
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 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.
Click: Be Still My Soul