Selah - Think About That!
by Buddy Maynard
(Panama City, Florida)
Selah - Think on These things!
Selah was probably a musical pause, but today it serves as a literary pause to make us stop and think about the truth presented.
Psalm 3 - 1ST 3 SELAHS IN THE BIBLE
1. V. 1-2 What are the Wicked Saying? Where is God?
The wicked have plenty to say...there are more saying negative things about our God than positive. The majority is not always right. God's Word is right. They question whether we have help in our God or not.
2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
Atheism - Fools
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
Psalms 14:1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
2. V.3-7 Why Am I Sleeping? Because God is My Shield, My Strength, My Source, My Sustenance, My Solution, My Safety
Psalms 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalms 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
v. 24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
3. V. 7-8 Who is the Savior? The Lord
2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
Isaiah 45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
God is the Saviour, Jesus Christ is the Saviour. He will help us, and he will one day save us from this ungodly world.
Last 3 Selahs in the Bible
1. v. 3 - He's Always on Task
- He can show up out of nowhere to help, he is not asleep or on vacation.
2. v. 9 - He's Always on Time
- He can take care of any crisis, and he will never be late.
3. v. 13 - He's Always on Target
- He's gonna help his children!