(Weekend of July 14/15) Be Still

"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

We like to make things simple where we can grasp them. Let your mind, however, meditate on the greatness of our God. Be still, slow down, and just consider the power and might of God. He is not someone that you can shrink down to your level. Yes, you can know Him truly, but you can never exhaust the understanding of who He is. However great you think Him to be, He is greater. However powerful you envision Him to be, He is stronger still.

I love the words of Jonathan Edwards as he writes about this verse. He says, "As He is eternal and receives not His existence from any other, He cannot be limited in His being, or any attribute, to any certain determinate quantity. If anything has bounds fixed to it, there must be some cause or reason why those bounds are fixed just where they are. It will follow that every limited thing must have some cause; therefore, the being that has no cause must be unlimited. It is most evident by the works of God that His understanding and power are infinite."

So, be still, and remember that our God is the uncreated One, who made all things, and has no end to His majesty. Slow down and know that He is God.

Consider His holiness. He is incapable of error and too good to be mistaken. Again, the words of Edwards are helpful. "He must also be perfectly holy. He must be self-sufficient and all-sufficient. Therefore it is impossible that He should be under any temptation to do anything amiss, for He can have no end in doing it. So God is holy, and nothing is more impossible than that God should do amiss."

Read that last line again..."nothing is more impossible than that God should do amiss."

Be still and know that God is. Know that God is perfect. Know that God is holy. Know that God is merciful. Know that God is eternal. Know that God is incapable of mistakes. Know that God is trustworthy. Know that God is wise. Know that God is sovereign.

Be still and know that He is God.

The end of Psalm 46:10 says, "I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" His glory will be known as far as the waters cover the seas. So, slow down a moment, and let your mind be filled with the greatness and glory of your God. Make sure he is exalted in your heart and through your life. Be still and know.


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