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PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Jul
19

Be Still And Know

John Danganan

Scripture

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

Observation

To be still before God is to “come and behold the works of the LORD” (v.8). The context of Psalm 46 is not beholding his works in my personal life but his work as the God of the earth ruling over the nations. Being still is to take refuge and strength in God in times of trouble and contemplate on His sovereignty in the affairs of nations. When we are still and know God as he is we come to the truth that He alone will be exalted among the nations and in the earth.

Application

With all the unrest that is going on in the world I need to be still and know God. No matter the volatility in the Middle East and Russia or the turbulent danger from North Korea God will be exalted among the nations. Think of the world super powers that have come and gone, the empires that have risen and fallen—yet the kingdom of God still reigns, rules and is advancing. Even as powerful and mighty as America is, it’s still not even 500 years old and there’s no guarantee it’ll make it that long. No matter what happens in the world—“though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam,” God reigns!

Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Please help me to be still. Help me know from my head to my heart that you are God reigning over the nations. You see every act of injustice, hear every cry of oppression and are moved by every tear of suffering in the world. Continue to let your kingdom come and your will be done. Maranatha!


Devotions for July 19

2 Kings 17
2 Chronicles 28
Psalms 46
James 3

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