Thursday, March 17, 2011
In A Word: Silence
In Psalm 46:10 God commands us to be still and know that He is God. It takes us taking our eyes off of ourselves and tuning our ears to God to truly hear from Him. We can try to read His Word in a quick five minutes in between getting ready for work and getting out the door, but we won't hear from Him. Our minds are too busy calculating the day's work and going over next week's schedule. Sure God is speaking, but in the middle of all that noise we end up missing His message to us.
In Psalm 62:1 David writes "My soul waits in silence for God only..." A few verses down in Psalm 62:5-6, he adds, "My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken." And in Isaiah 30:15, the prophet Isaiah states, "For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, 'In repentance and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.'"