Rapha & Yada - "Be Still & Know": Reimagined
One of the most well-used verses in the Bible comes to us from Psalm 46:10, which reads like this: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” That one line---"Be still, and know that I am God"---finds its way into greeting cards, wall art, church signs and the like. And it sounds so nice, doesn't it? But what does it actually mean ? What does it mean to be still and know that God is God? Well, to dig deeper into that phrase to see what it's really saying, I'm going to have to bust out some Hebrew--so, don't hold it against me. The Hebrew word that's used here for the phrase "be still" is the word rapha. And get this... It means "to hang limp, sink down, be feeble." That's a heckuva lot different than what we usually take the phrase "be still" to mean, right? I don't know about you, but whenever I have heard that verse
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