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YOU MUST BE STILL (Part I)

November 2, 2021


Morning Psalm 46:10

Noon Psams 57

Evening Isaiah 30:7


In Ecclesiastes 3, we read a list of statements about time, for example, “a time to be born, and a time to die.” I would like to add one more—a time to act and a time to be still. Although the Bible does not mention this, I dare say that knowing when to do one thing or another is as important in this phrase as it is in the aforementioned phrases we find in the Bible. It is precisely in the Bible that we read of events whose tragic endings were a direct result of not knowing when to act and when to be still.

Abraham received a promise, “You will have a son, and your offspring will be numerous,” but, not knowing how this would be possible, and not understanding that it was enough to sit still and wait for what God would do, he decided to "give the Lord a little help". We already know the results—the animosity between the two women and a situation that would not have developed if Abraham had waited on God.

It seems insignificant, but erroneously choosing to take action can create serious problems. Let us be discerning because God does not always instruct us to be still as clearly as He did to the people of Israel when He told them, “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”


Every time you want to act, ask yourself first if it is better to be still.


Written by Naty Leidy González

Translated by Stacy Martinez

 

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!



Noon Psalms 57

1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.



Evening Isaiah 30:7

For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

 

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