Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
~ Psalm 46:10 (NASB, 1995) ~
SUMMER SERIES 2023
A Note from Our Pastor/Teacher Stephen Davey
With the summer months upon us, the Summer Series is just around the corner. This year we’ll feature our own elders and professors who will preach during the series. All of the messages will be texts taken from the original, inspired hymnal—the Book of Psalms.
What comes to my mind these days is the challenge from Psalm 46 where God is quoted through the Psalmist to say, “Cease striving [be still] and know that I am God.”
In the sweep of this song, the Lord isn’t concerned with the unrest in our troubled world, as He is in the unrest within our troubled hearts.
The word cease is the Hebrew term for relax—or—be quiet. The stem of the verb in the Hebrew language is causative—which means—“you need to do this!”
In other words, stop striving, stop manipulating, and stop trying to control everything and everyone around you. “Stop trying to play God . . . and be still!”
My prayer for you is that no matter how difficult or dark, and no matter how prosperous your days are right now, this series will encourage you to sing these inspired lyrics with greater trust and confidence as you cease striving and know that He is God.
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