As I was preparing to write this month, I began to think on the work of the psalmist and man after God’s own heart, David.
At the end of several refrains in the book of Psalms there is a one-word phrase that reads, “Selah”.
That one word tells us to stop, pause and to reflect on what had just been said or to be more accurate, what had been sung or chanted.
The word selah appears 71 times in 39 verses and each time is used to drive home a point that something incredible had just been revealed and it would be good for our soul to stop, pause and think about what it means to us!
We live in a day and age where information comes at us at rapid rate of speed and it can become overwhelming to try to process it all, but it would do us all well to incorporate a little “selah” into our daily lives.
Beyond the scripture, and beyond the Biblical stories, we need to “selah”.
When life starts coming at you too fast, don’t be afraid to pump the breaks and consider what is going on at that moment. How important is it to stress about that bill, or to worry about next year’s vacation, etc?
When we give pause to our lives and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in all things, we will find that those “selah” moments are an invaluable asset to our spiritual arsenal.
Ps 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.