10He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” 11The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:10 – 11)
Today we turn our attention to the Discipline of Sabbath. As we consider this Discipline, our focus is not on a particular day of worship. Instead, we are considering the practice of ceasing from day-to-day activities to rest. Adherence to this practice is wholly consistent with our theme of God’s Glory because we foster greater dependence on God and deeper reflection on who He is. In the passage above, the Hebrew word for “still” has the connotation of weakness, release, or in more popular parlance, “chilling out”. These words all point to a posture of dependency. This is very counter-cultural but God knows us the best and we should trust His prescription. It will work for our good and for His glory.
Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the question below.
Do you consistently take a break from day-to-day activities as a sign of your dependence on God?