Why does God ask us to BE STILL? Why Be Still to know He is God?
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
Could it be that God is a jealous God and wants our undivided attention before He speaks to us?
Could it be that God’s voice is only small and He can’t be heard over wind and earthquakes and fire?
“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11 – 12
May not, as Deuteronomy 5:20 shows that God does have a loud voice that can be heard over fire: “These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain from the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice.”
Could it be that He wants us to stop in all the busyness of life and catch our breath?
Could it be that being still in itself brings peace?
It could be that when we are still we see that God is “exalted in the earth” as we see God in the creation and the chaos around us that it gives us peace and strength, knowing that it is God who is in control. In control when our world is chaotic like the rest of Psalm 46 or when our world is calm.
So today, stop be still. Do you see the God of creation in the stillness?
Why do you think God told us to be still? Share your ideas in the comments.
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