Saturday’s Military Devotional – BEING STILL

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June 13, 2020 by directorfsm

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

Psalm 46:10 ( AMP and RVR 1960) 


CONTEXT:

Have you ever heard the expression(s) 

    1. There are no atheists in the trenches.
    2. There are no atheists in foxholes.

A quick search on the internet finds some 38,000 plus results for them. With quoteinvestigator.com giving the best explanation of it’s origins. 

I will not argue today whether the expressions have any validity to them, that is not my point I refer tho them only because even in them we find someone saying, here in the midst of Calamity, the Chaos of Combat man will reflect upon the greater purpose of life. 

Psalm 46 is a Psalm of the sons of Korah, it is a Psalm of refuge, security, and strength. Something we all need from time to time, especially in times of Chaos and Calamity. 


BREAKDOWN:

Be still, –  We do not do a whole lot of fighting in trenches and foxholes any longer but no matter the location, or whether your “fight” is as a combat soldier of Soldier of the Lord, there are times we need to just Be still,. No matter if it because the enemy approaches or you need to listen carefully to something, we are often called to quiet ourselves.

and know that I am God: – In those quiet moments, especially in a combative situation human nature causes us to reflect on many things. Man will often consciously or subconsciously cry out for help. It is here that God is present, always omnipresent in all situations.  

I will be exalted among the heathen, – Oh there are many a naysayer (unbelievers), but as I have often said they are without excuse in the end (Romans 1:20). God will be exalted by everyone Philippians 2:10-11.

I will be exalted in the earth. – God’s omnipotence ( Psalm 46:2-3 ) is constantly on display (the unwise call it mother nature) He alone is sovereign over all creation Psalm 66:4.


APPLICATION: 

Simply put with all the calamity and chaos going on around the world and especially here in America today, when did you last pause to:Be still, and know that I am God:”

Please pray for all our service members and our first responders. 

Today’s Questions:

Say What?

Observation: What did I read? What struck you as most meaningful?

So What?

Interpretation: What does it mean? Overall and the most meaningful? Did it change your view on Being Still? 

Now What?

Application: How does it apply to me?

Then What?

Implementation: What do I do? How can I start living it out today?


Other Resources:

Psalm 46:10 Commentary – The Treasury of David

THE SOLE CONSIDERATION, THAT GOD IS GOD, SUFFICIENT TO STILL ALL OBJECTIONS TO HIS SOVEREIGNTY. by Jonathan Edwards

What does it mean to be still and know that I am God?

 

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