11-20-2022 “STILLNESS BEFORE YOUR LORD!” Psalm 46:10

This week Bro. Leo continues us on a Biblical study of how God wants our faith to progress from the day we’re saved until the day we pass from this life into eternal life.

For the last few weeks we have been studying what we should be asking God to bless us with. This week we start to study how we ask Him and how we hear His reply. Last week we learned that alone time with Jesus is a necessity, not an option. Notice in Matt.6:6 Jesus tells us “when” not “if” we pray. Jesus expects us to have quite time with Him. Jesus gave us examples of how we are to spend time with Him. In Mark 1:35, Mark 14:23 He departed from the crowd and went to a solitary place to be alone with God. In Psa.46:10 the word “still” is translated from the Hebrew word “râphâh” which means absence of noise, activity, or motion, a letting go. In order to hear God’s will for us we must first choose to place ourselves in His presence, for as long as it takes, with the expectancy of hearing Him (Luke 10:38-42).

This week we learn that after we make the choice to put ourselves in the presence of God we must be still (Psa.46:10). The phrase “be still” in Psa.46:10 is translated from the Hebrew word “râphâh” which means to relax ones grip upon something, to slacken or let go of, a giving over of something to another. In Exo.14:13-14 we learn that it is when we “still” ourselves that’s when God reveals Himself to us.

When we present ourselves to God we should do it in a thankful mindset (Psa.95:2-7, Psa.100:1-5).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

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

Mat 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Mar 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

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

Exo 14:7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
Exo 14:8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
Exo 14:9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psa 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Psa 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
Psa 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
Psa 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psa 100:1 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Psa 100:2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Psa 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psa 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

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