Selah!

I’ve been obsessing lately with this word “Selah” that appears in the Bible. So much so that I decided if I ever have a daughter, I want to name her Selah β€πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ» (I’ll share my pick for a boy name [God willing in some future lol], on my next post based on another Hebrew word I’ve been obsessing over, but let’s talk about Selah!

Selah is a Hebrew word that appears in 2 books of the Old Testament, mainly Psalms (the other Habakuk). While the exact meaning is actually unknown, Bible scholars believe that it is a musical direction in the Psalms, signaling a pause, but that it also has a deeper meaning. They believe it means to pause, reflect [on what was just read, on God’s greatness], & praise. This is so powerful!!

May we always do that… Pause, reflect, & praise! Selah!

β™‘ Psalm 46 β™‘
God Is Our Refuge and Strength

For the choirmaster. Of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A song.

1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in times of trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth is transformed
and the mountains are toppled
into the depths of the seas,
3 though their waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake in the surge.
Selah
4 There is a river whose streams delight the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her; she will not be moved.
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 Nations rage, kingdoms crumble;
the earth melts when He lifts His voice.
7 The LORD of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Selah
8 Come, see the works of the LORD,
who brings devastation upon the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease throughout the earth;
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
He burns the shields in the fire.
10 β€œBe still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted over the earth.”
11 The LORD of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Selah

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