Today was my day to volunteer at the Hospital and while I was there I picked up a book on” PRAYER”
What caught my attention was this word Selah, I never took the time to see if the word was Hebrew or Greek, until today. The word “Selah” is Hebrew and it means calm. How many times have you and I read the book of Psalm and saw in the notes this Hebrew word, selah and never thought to look it up? I have to say I never thought about looking it up I knew it meant something but I just didn’t know what it meant.
Matter of fact the word Selah appears seventy-one times in the book of Psalm and three times in the book of Habakkuk. And so as I really thought about this word and it’s meaning I had to ask myself a question. Am I calm? When we read the promises of God did you ever notice that God requires something from us? for example in Isaiah 40:31 says” But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.( Notice the first few words but they that wait, we are to be calm).
There are two lessons we all can learn today, one is we never stop learning the word and the second is to remember to be calm when you ponder upon God’s Word. So often you and I when we read it we know how to mediate on the word but I think we never given any thought about being calm in the word. I pray today that we both remember that we can be calm in our spiritual journey. Being calm does not mean you and I aren’t aware of our surroundings, being calm means we don’t have to act as though we are Sheep without a Shepherd, AMEN?