‘Selah’ – Stop and think about it

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

Job 37:14, “Harken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.”

Someone said that when you become used to never being alone, you may consider yourself Americanized. The trouble with our generation is that we don’t take time to think until we are hospitalized, a death comes, or something else happens that may slow us down.

When was the last time you thought about the wondrous works of God? How much thought have you given to where you will spend eternity? The Bible says to take time to be holy and to take time for selah (Psalm 32:7). Selah in the Bible means to stop and think about it. In music it is called a rest.

Would you think me foolish if I suggested that every person should take at least 30 minutes a day to be alone and just think? How about taking a rest just before some major decision needs to be made, or after some victory so you can recap the goodness of God? Stopping to think about it has given me courage to press on when I reflect on past victories and accomplishments.

Psalm 46:10. “Be still, and know that I am God.” Don’t you think you ought to take time to smell the roses along the way?

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By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer