The Handbook on the Pentateuch by Victor P. Hamilton, indicates there was silence both before and after God spoke creation into existence. His word was enough and nothing further was needed. If God instituted silence, the time between what was and what is, and what is and what will be, could it be that I too need to practice silence?
The psalmist encourages us to “Be still and know that I am God,” Psalm 46:10.
If I am silent or still before God could I hear His voice more vibrantly? Could I see His creative power more plainly? Could I comprehend His authority, wisdom and majesty more clearly?
Gazing into vast cloudless skies tinted with dusk’s soft purples and pinks calms the heart. Lights dancing off a reflected mirror of a smooth clear lake usher in blissful peace. Soft gentle breezes caressing the face or inhaling the pungent fragrance from rain-soaked rosemary bushes settles the mind. Unfortunately, the busyness of contemporary life encourages anything but those, so we must choose times of silence before God.
With the psalmist let us proclaim … “My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.” Psalm 62:1 “. . . For my hope is from Him.” Psalm 62:5.
Blessings of godly silence. Prayer requests?
“Dear Lord, grant that I may know and practice silence for Your glory and good. Thank you, Amen.”
Hearing the Savior through Silence, PJ