Bible Study for Christian Men and Christian Women ~ I Am Still, Part 3
Psalms 46:10-11 " Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah."
On one side, we are commanded to "be still." Notice that is not a mere suggestion. On the other side, we are told "selah," which means "suspension (of music), that is, pause."
But why? In verse 10, between the comma and he colon, we find the six word answer:"and know that I am God."
There's a lot of people I know about. I know about the presidents. I know about the Queen of England. I know some sports' figures, actors and actors. I even know what kind of car my neighbors drive.
I know about some theories, math, and science formulas. I know about some rivers, towns, and some people.
Actually, you and I both could easily say we know about a lot of things and a lot of folks. And we would be honest.
Let's take the word "about" out and instead say we know something or someone. But, do we really "know" them?
Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Not too long ago, I either read or heard that the reason our dog knows us so well is because he or she spends their waking hours observing us and paying attention to us. I've mentioned Big Dawg before, our seven pound chihuahua. He sees me get my tennis shoes out and put on my white socks, he gets real excited and even tries to help me because he knows that means we are going for a walk. Let me put on a different pair of socks and grab a different pair of shoes and he barely sniffs them and doesn't get excited at all!
He knows when I pull out a suitcase and start putting things on the couch that I am going somewhere and he hopes he is included.
My husband doesn't even have to say anything anymore to get Big Dawg to do a circle for a treat. All he has to do is look at him and move one finger in the shape of a circle.
Oh, that we knew our Creator, God, as well as our dog knows us! Oh, that we would be still long enough to know Him, really know Him and not just know about Him!
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth