Posts Tagged ‘Be still and KNOW’

Be Still – Peaceful Heart

February 13, 2020

A sound-healthy heart at peace gives life to the body –Proverbs 14:30

Be still in His presence
Cease striving and know
Peace and life that only Jesus can give …
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Be still, and know that I am God –Psalms 46:10
He{Jesus} Himself is our peace –Ephesians 2:14
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From NetBible Pro 14:30
A sound heart{a heart at peace} is life to the body …

  • sound heart[04832] = healing, cure, sound (of mind)
    * from [07495] = to heal, make healthful, to cure, make whole
    * sound heart = a healing heart = a heart at peace
    * A healthy spirit is tranquil, bringing peace to the body
    =>sound heart = sound mind (2Tim 1:7)

    • 2 Timothy 1:7 AMP … For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
  • life[02416] = living, alive(of man)
    – green (of vegetation)
    – flowing, fresh (of water)
    – reviving/renewed (of the springtime)

    • I am saved by grace through faith and made alive (Eph 2:5,8)

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From NetBible Ps 46:10
Be still{Cease-let go striving, Be at peace}, and know{recognize} that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

  • Be still and know
    • * To the nations who rage against God and His people, this is a rebuke to stop fighting/ striving against the Sovereign Lord
    • * To God’s children this is a call to trust and rest secure in the Sovereign Lord’s protection
  • exalted means recognized as Sovereign King => The Lord of Hosts, King of Glory(Ps 24:10) who fights and delivers on behalf of His children(Ps 46:11)

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From NetBible Eph 2:14
He{Jesus} Himself is our peace

  • peace[1515] = tranquility, security, safety, quietness, rest

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When I am Afraid

November 18, 2019

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Psalm 56:3-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
3 What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You.
4 By [the help of] God I will praise{with} His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me?

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A Song:
When I am afraid
Jesus I will trust in You –Ps 56:3
When I am dismayed –Dt 31:8
Jesus I will look to You –Ps 123:1
You’re my help and shield –Ps 33:20-21
With my song I will praise –Ps 28:7

Jesus You’re where my help comes from –Ps 121:1-2
I will be still and know –Ps 46:10
I will trust in You –Ps 56:3
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Psalm 121:1-2 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—From whence shall my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

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Deuteronomy 31:8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
8 It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].
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Psalm 33:20-21 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
20 Our inner selves wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield.
21 For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been confident) in His holy name.

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Psalm 28:7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 56:4
In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

  • * praise His word = boast in His promise
  • * God’s “word” is here understood as an assuring promise of protection. Another option (2) is to translate, “in God I will boast [with] a word.” In this case, the “word” is a song of praise. The present translation reflects yet another option (3): In this case “I praise his word” is a parenthetical statement, with “his word” being the object of the verb.

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From NetBible Ps 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

  • Be still and know = cease/stop striving and recognize, be at peace in the knowledge
    • * To the nations who rage against God and His people, this is a rebuke to stop fighting/ striving against the Sovereign Lord
    • * To God’s children this is a call to trust and rest secure in the Sovereign Lord’s protection
  • exalted means recognized as Sovereign King => The Lord of Hosts, King of Glory(Ps 24:10) who fights and delivers on behalf of His children(Ps 46:11)

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Related:
Simply Trust

 

Be Still and Taste!

April 14, 2019

Psalm 46:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.

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With all your heartPro 3:5-6
Be still and know
Ps 46:10
Taste and see
The Lord He is good
Ps 34:8
Trust Him in all you doPs 37:5
For He is faithful and trueRev 19:11
To come through!
Lam 3:22-23
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Psalm 46:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable],
A very present and well-proved help in trouble.

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Psalm 34:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 When the righteous cry [for help], the Lord hears
And rescues them from all their distress and troubles.

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Psalm 46:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold [our refuge, our high tower]. Selah.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

  • Be still and know = cease/stop striving and recognize, be at peace in the knowledge
    • * To the nations who rage against God and His people, this is a rebuke to stop fighting/ striving against the Sovereign Lord
    • * To God’s children this is a call to trust and rest secure in the Sovereign Lord’s protection
  • exalted means recognized as Sovereign King => The Lord of Hosts, King of Glory(Ps 24:10) who fights and delivers on behalf of His children(Ps 46:11)

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The Lord on High = Mighty to Save!

July 19, 2017

Psalm 93:4 AMPC … The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.
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Mightier than the waves
The Lord on high
He is mighty to save  Zeph 3:17
The Lord an ever present help in trouble –Ps 46:1
Greater than any trial you face
Forever He reigns! –Ps 29:10

Zeph3_17

Zephaniah 3:17 … The LORD your God is with you{in your midst}, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet{renew, refresh, bring into rest) you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

From NetBible Zeph 3:17

  • NET …  He renews you by His love
  • NIV … He will quiet you with His love
  • NLT …  With His love, He will calm all your fears
  • BBE … He will make His love new again

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The Lord on High is Mightier!

July 18, 2017

O Lord, the waves roar, the waves roar and crash! –Ps 93:3
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Who is mightier than the surging(roaring) waters?Ps 93:4
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Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves and the turmoil of the nations? –Ps 65:7
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Whose voices thunders over the mighty sea?Ps 29:3
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Do not be afraid – The Lord is our refuge and strength
An ever present help in times of trouble!Ps 46:1-3
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Be still and know
The Lord of hosts is a mighty warrior
Ps 46:10-11
The Lord on high is mighty – above all! –Ps 93:4

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name
Worship the LORD in holy array, in the beauty of holiness!
Ps 29:2
The LORD sits as Sovereign King enthroned forever!Ps 29:10
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Word Study
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Psalm 93:3-4 AMPC
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up the roaring of their waves. 4 The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.

  • From NetBible Ps 93:4
    * The surging(roaring) waters here symbolizes the hostile enemies of God who seek to destroy the order he has established in the world. The Lord is depicted as elevated above and sovereign over these raging waters.

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Psalm 65:6-7 AMPC
6 Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power, 7 Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples?

  • From NetBible Ps 65:7
    *The raging(roaring) seas=the commotion made by the nations. The raging seas symbolize the turbulent nations of the earth (see Ps 46:1-3,6; Is 17:12)

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Psalm 46:1-3,10-11 AMPC
1 God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, 3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! …
… 10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

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Psalm 29:1-3,10-11 AMPC
1 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array. 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many (great) waters. …
… 10 The Lord sat as King over the deluge(flood); the Lord [still] sits as King [and] forever! 11 The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

  • From NetBible Ps 29:3
    *The psalm depicts the Lord in the role of a warrior-king, so the thunder is his battle cry. The Lord is depicted as elevated above and sovereign over the raging waters(his enemies).
  • From NetBible Ps 29:10
    *The psalmist views the threatening chaotic sea – surging(roaring) waters, as a contemporary manifestation of the destructive waters of old(the flood –Gen 6)

Be Still and Know

May 21, 2016

 

From: A Mighty Thunderous Roar {Article}

All will tremble at the roar of the Lion of Judah (Amos 3:8). To those who contend with the Lord, His roar will show His wrath (Prov 19:12, 20:2). They will tremble in terror. But to those who belong to the Lord it will be protection. They will tremble in awe and respect gathered like protected children around Him.

 

God is our refuge and strength
An ever present help in times of trouble   –
Ps 46:1
This is the reason we will not fear. –
Ps 46:2

Tho the nations rage  –Ps 46:6 Ps 2:1
Tho the oceans rise and mountains quake –
Ps 46:3
Be still and know –
Ps 46:10
The Lord in the midst of His children
Can not be moved. –
Ps 46:5

The Lord of Hosts –Ps 46:7
Strong and mighty He roars –
Ps 24:8
A roar of terror
To those who strive against the King –
Ps 46:6
But to those who know His name
A mighty Roar of protection. –Joel 3:16

Lift up your heads and see
The King of Glory –Ps 24:10
From the secret place of thunder  Ps 81:7
The Lion of Judah ROARS! 

Joel 3:16 AMPC … The Lord will thunder and roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but the Lord will be a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the children of Israel.

Psalm 46:10-11 AMPC … Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

From NetBible Ps 46:10

  • Be still and know = cease/stop striving and recognize
    • * To the nations who rage against God and His people, this is a rebuke to stop fighting/ striving against the Sovereign Lord
    • * To God’s children this is a call to trust and rest secure in the Sovereign Lord’s protection
  • exalted means recognized as Sovereign King => The Lord of Hosts, King of Glory(Ps 24:10) who fights and delivers on behalf of His children(Ps 46:11)

Beside Still Waters – KNOW!

June 7, 2014

Psalm 23:1-3 AMP … THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self);

Revelation 7:17 AMP … For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life{living waters}; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Isaiah 48:17-18 NIV …This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Peace like a river flows when you follow His lead. 

I was thinking and praying the above scriptures for a friend when the Lord encouraged me with the following song – maybe it will encourage you too!

Beside Still Waters – KNOW!

Follow the Lamb wherever He goes
With all your heart
Be still and know
Beside still waters He will lead
There His peace like a river it flows
There His peace forever it flows.

Taste and see the Lord He is good
Beside still waters
Be still and know.

 

May the Good Shepherd who is also the Lamb, continue to lead you beside still waters where every tear is wiped away. There, taste and SEE that the Lord is good! May you experience the peace of the Lord in a fresh new way TODAY!

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Psalm 46:10-11 AMP
10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 34:7-10 AMP
7 The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.
8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
9 O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.

Related:
Beside Still Waters{Peace}{blog}
Beside Still Waters{Prayer}

Be Still

January 1, 2012

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

Be still
Cease striving

… Be diligent to enter My rest -Heb 4:11;Ps 95:11
Feed on My faithfulness/truth
… Rest, wait patiently, trust Me to act

… Delight in My presence  -Ps 37:3-4,7

Be at peace in the knowledge that I AM God.

Exodus 14:14The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still{hold on to His peace}.
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Psalm 95:6-7O come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel[01288] before the LORD our Maker; For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
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Deuteronomy 10:8At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to Him and to bless[01288] in His name, to this day.

Held in Perfect Peace

August 31, 2011

Peace, perfect peace
Held in perfect peace ……………………………..-Isa 26:3
The apple of My eye ………………………… ….. -Ps 17:8
My beautiful one with eyes like doves ..;;;;;;… -Song 1:15,2:10;Mt 6:22
Eyes ‘married’ to I AM ………………………….. -Ps 123:1-2,Ps 32:8
O how I love your undivided heart ……………. -Ps 86:11
Know you are Mine ……………………………… -Song 7:10
My precious jewel, My treasured possession  . -Mal 3:17
Be still AND know ……………………………….. -Ps 46:10
You are Mine …………………………………. ….. -Isa 43:1-2
Held close to My heart in perfect peace
My beautiful one.

Song 7:10I am my beloved’s, and His desire is for me.

Psalm 57:7-8My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

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Word Study

From NetBible Isa 26:3

  • keep[05341]= guard with fidelity, watch over, protect
  • perfect peace[07965] = complete peace, safety
    with God especially in covenant relationship – entering into a relationship of wholeness/ unity
  • steadfast[05564]= to lean,lay, rest upon, to stand fast
  • trust[0982] = to be confident, secure, sure
    to hide for refuge

From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • Keep/protect me as the apple of Your eye
    *From Zech 2:8

    • the apple (pupil) of the eye[0892] = gate
      The pupil is one of the most vulnerable and valuable parts of the body, so for Judah to be considered the “pupil” of the Lord’s eye is to raise her value to an incalculable price (cf. NLT “my most precious possession”).

From NetBible Song 1:15, 5:12, 4:1

  • eyes like doves
    * The comparison has to do with gentleness and purity, as well as longing and simplicity

    * like doves[03123]
    (apparently from the warmth of their mating – like the warmth/effervesce from wine)* this may be a comparison of sense, usually suggesting that the dove is a symbol for purity and that the eyes of a person are the windows of their soul or character, that is, the bride has a pure character as can be seen through her eyes.

From NetBible Mt 6:22
If you eye is single

  • single[573]= sound, whole, clear, pure, true

your whole body will be full of light.

  • full of light[5460] = of a bright character, lustrous
    *full of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it

From NetBible Ps 123:1

To You I lift up my eyes

  • lift up[05375] = marry, desire, long for

From NetBible Ps 86:11

give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.

  • undivided heart[03161] = heart joined, united, married
    to fear the Lord’s name
  • fear[03372] = to stand in awe of, reverence, honour, respect

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Related:
Look Up Beautiful One{blog}
Lift Up Your Eyes{article}
Steadfast Heart{prayer}
Doves Eyes and an Undivided Heart{prayer}

Be Still There is a Healer

June 8, 2011

“Be still there is a healer
His love is deeper than the sea
His mercy is unfailing”

Great is His faithfulness!


Lamentations 3:21-23
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Psalm 46:10-11 … Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Psalm 103:11 … For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.