Run Silent, Run Deep—Press On

Proverbs 10:19—In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Ecclesiastes 3:7—A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

James 1:26–27—26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Verses about pressing on: Romans 12:1–2— 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…
The words “be still” in the English dictionary can mean not moving, and being quiet. From a biblical perspective, these two words take on much greater meaning.
Meaning One: Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
The first meaning comes from the Old Testament and the verse from Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” God is defending His city and people. The Hebrew definition is to stop striving, to let go, surrender. The chapter begins and ends with “God is our refuge.”
We can take comfort in letting go and resting in God to provide help, strength and safety.
Meaning Two: Peace! Be still! (Mark 4:39)
A sermon at church focused on the passage from Mark, Chapter 4, where Jesus uses the words, “Peace, be still!” (The exclamation point is there for a reason.) I was surprised and actually had to laugh when our pastor illustrated the literal meaning of “be still.”

Giving these words a little more thought, just for myself it tells ME to: LIVE SILENT, LIVE DEEP, AND AS A HABIT PRESS ON. Below is one of my “Fruit of the Spirit” videos depicting a better inside picture explaining this concept better.

Video: Life with God, Jesus, Nature, and the Bible – Hidden Knowledge – YouTube

Each video by Robert Anderson drawing on his 80 years of life

Jesus spoke and said (Jeremiah 29:13): “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

by Robert D. Anderson

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