Being Silent Before God

Selah for Today

March 3:
Silence—An Unutterable Beatitude

While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them.… And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

—Luke 9:34–35

English: Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Dove of the Ho... English: Gian Lorenzo Bernini – Dove of the Holy Spirit (ca. 1660, stained glass, Throne of St. Peter, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not all silence is spiritual. Some Christians are silent because they have nothing to say; others are silent because what they have to say cannot be uttered by mortal tongues. We … will confine our remarks to the latter.

Where the Holy Spirit is permitted to exercise His full sway in a redeemed heart, the progression is likely to be as follows: First, voluble praise, in speech or prayer or witness. Then, when the crescendo rises beyond the ability of studied speech to express, comes song. When song breaks down…

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