Monday, November 19, 2012

NaBloPoMo: Be Still

Today's meditation started with this portion of Scripture: 
"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10
Here's a commentary:
"Be still - The word used here - from רפה râphâh - means properly to cast down; to let fall; to let hang down; then, to be relaxed, slackened, especially the hands: It is also employed in the sense of not making an effort; not putting forth exertion; and then would express the idea of leaving matters with God, or of being without anxiety about the issue. Compare Exodus 14:13, "Stand still, and see the salvation of God." In this place the word seems to be used as meaning that there was to be no anxiety; that there was to be a calm, confiding, trustful state of mind in view of the displays of the divine presence and power. The mind was to be calm, in view of the fact that God had interposed, and had shown that he was able to defend his people when surrounded by dangers." Barns Notes on the Bible 
Today I am trying to do just that: be relaxed, cast down, still and have a greater awareness of God. I pray that you can find some time to be still today.

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