God has commanded us to be still and know that I am God. Three times the Hebrew word “Selah” is used in Psalm 46. It is used in verses 3, 7 & 11. We read about this word mainly in the book of Psalms. Commentators are not sure as to its exact meaning. But it would be safe to say as generally understood that it means: to pause and think!
One of our big problems is not to pause and think. Life for many today is rush, rush, rush….that even for some the Lord’s day which is a day of “rest” becomes a day of “rush” and “rest” does not mean to sleep as some think. I quote few lines from two Christian hymns which are part of our Church hymn book, Christian Hymns (old version). There is one verse which reads in hymn 689:
“Take time to be holy, the world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret with Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends, in thy conduct, His likeness shall see.”
There is another hymn no. 746 and the first verse reads:
“BE still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.”
Note from Pastor E.John