Psalm 46:10 (NIV): 10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God."
Today, we continue looking at our Life Verse for 2021.
Yesterday, we dove into the context of this Psalm and the deeper meaning of the words "be still" in the original Hebrew language.
In just 2 minutes, you will learn what "know" means.
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Hey, welcome to The Simple Truth. I’m Julie Carruth.
We’ve been looking at a verse that I believe could be your life verse for 2021. What’s a life verse? It’s a verse that you take and make your own. It becomes the verse that directs every decision you make. It determines your outlook, your emotions. This is the verse that becomes like a prayer that you breathe into every situation you face. And that verse is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” “Be still and know that I am God.”
Yesterday, we looked at the original Hebrew meaning behind the words “be still.” If you missed that you’ll want to listen to that.
Be still and know. Now, the original Hebrew word here for knowing isn’t an intellectual type of knowledge. This is a knowing that doesn’t come from reading a book. It doesn’t come from someone telling you about it. This is the type of knowing that you experience. It’s like I could tell you about my husband’s and my trip to Switzerland. About the sound of the cow bells hung around the milk cows as they grazed the foggy hillside in the early morning hours. About the luscious green landscape that rolled on for miles. About the ooey-gooey raclette cheese that melts in your mouth. In other words, it is so good that words truly can’t describe it. You have to experience it for yourself.
The same goes for God. I can tell you that our God is our defender. Our protector. Our healer. Our provider. Our strength. Our peace. Our hope. But until you experience Him yourself, you don’t really know God. That’s what this word “know” means. And how do you come to “know” God? By spending time with Him. By worshipping Him. By praying to Him. By finding Him in the stillness we discussed yesterday. By trusting Him. By letting go and letting Him have control.
You only truly “know” someone when you spend time with them. This kind of knowing referred to here is the same word for Adam “knowing” Eve and conceiving a child. It’s an intimate type of knowing. Think you can’t know God like that? Think again. God would never tell you to do something that you couldn’t.
So, your Simple Truth for today: Be still and know. That first part – Be still - is your responsibility. Give Him control, let God be THE God of your life, and you will know and experience God in a way you’ve never known before.
Hey, if God is laying someone on your heart to share this life verse for 2021, could you please share this message with them.
God bless you. I’ll see you tomorrow.