Psalm 46:10 - Being Still to Know God.

Psalm 46:10 (KJV) Be still, and know that I 
am God;  

Psalm 46:10 (NLT) Be silent, and know that I 
am God! 


Christ Speaks in Quietness. Everyone needs 
to have a personal experience in obtaining a 
knowledge of the will of God. We must individually 
hear Him speaking to the heart. When every other 
voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before 
Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct 
the voice of God. DA 363  

   An intensity such as never before was 
seen is taking possession of the world. In 
amusement, in moneymaking, in the contest for power, in 
the very struggle for existence, there is a 
terrible force that engrosses body and mind and soul. 
In the midst of this maddening rush, God is 
speaking. He bids us come apart and commune with Him. 
"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10. 
   Many, even in their seasons of devotion, 
fail of receiving the blessing of real communion 
with God. They are in too great haste. With 
hurried steps they press through the circle of 
Christ's loving presence, pausing perhaps a moment 
within the sacred precincts, but not waiting for 
counsel. They have no time to remain with the divine 
Teacher. With their burdens they return to their 
   These workers can never attain the 
highest success until they learn the secret of 
strength. They must give themselves time to think, to 
pray, to wait upon God for a renewal of physical, 
mental, and spiritual power. They need the uplifting 
influence of His Spirit. Receiving this, they will be 
quickened by fresh life. The wearied frame and tired 
brain will be refreshed, the burdened heart will 
be lightened... Not a pause for a moment in His 
presence, but personal contact with Christ, to sit 
down in companionship with Him - this is our 
need.  ED260-261 


A Waste of Life
   I wonder when we stand before God if He 
will ask us about what we did with our time. 
People waste so much time every day. And they waste 
a lot of it on their cell phones. 
   Kids spend eight to twelve hours each day 
on a cell phone, teenagers spend about nine 
hours a day, and adults spend around four and a 
half hours per day. Its a big waste of life in 
many ways. I think we need to make a conscious 
effort to put down our devices and spend time with 
each other, talking to each other and listening 
to each other. 
   Most importantly, we need to spend time 
with the Lord. 
   Interestingly, when someone asked Billy 
Graham if he had any regrets in life, he said yes. 
He wished he had spent more time praying, more 
time studying the Bible, and less time traveling 
and taking speaking engagements. He also said 
that he wished he had spent more time telling the 
Lord how much he loved Him. 
   The Bible says, 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 NKJV). 
   One day we will be held accountable for 
what we did with our time and perhaps even for 
the opportunities we missed. 
   When we stand before the Judgment Seat of 
Christ, He will want to know what we did with our 
opportunities. Did we leverage them? Did we use the 
influence God gave us and reach out to people we know 
with the gospel? How did we use our resources? 
How did we spend our money? 
   These things all will be reviewed at the 
Judgment Seat of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:10). But 
this judgment wont be about success as we like 
to define success. Rather, it will be about our 
faithfulness to the Lord. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 


   As I write this, the thermometer 
registers in the nineties. The air is still and heavy. 
The dog is panting at my feet, the sun is high, 
and the birds are silent and still. Within a 
matter of hours night will fall, the dark sky will 
be ablaze with moon and stars, and sleep will 
force itself on me. As I slumber, life will 
continue uninterrupted. Appreciated or not, the 
canvas of nature will go on being painted by the 
finger of God. 
   Somewhere, many miles removed from where 
I live, crops are pushing their way toward 
harvest. In another direction, waves roar and tumble 
onto shore and sand with a rhythm so enchanting 
none can keep from staring. Windswept forests 
across the mountains will sing their timeless songs 
as timber and foliage blend their voices in the 
inimitable harmony of the hills. And desert animals 
will scurry in the shadows of cactus and rock, 
maintaining their tiny existence free of concern. 
There's something about meditating on creation that 
reminds us of the goodness and faithfulness of God. 
   Do you need the reminder as much as I 
today? Consider this ancient truth: 
   Come see the glorious works of the LORD: 
See how he brings destruction upon the world. He 
causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks 
the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the 
shields with fire. 
      "Be still, and know that I am God! I 
will be honored by every nation. I  
      will be honored throughout the world."
      The LORD of Heaven's Armies is here 
among us; the God of Israel is our  
      fortress. Psalm 46:8"11
   The longing of one's heart for deep peace 
is somehow recaptured when we meditate on the 
greatness of God. 
   Need a respite from your care? Struggling 
to calm the nerves of your anxious soul? Go out 
tonight under the dark night and gaze at the 
heavens. Or take a long drive into the country in the 
coolness of evening. Don't speak. Just peer into the 
night sky as you take in the beauty and think of 
the wonder of creation. When you do, you will 
discover what it means to be still and know that He 
is God. [Chuck Swindoll www.insight.org.] 


Psalm 46:10 - Being Still to Know God.




If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred