Stand Still For a While
My text will come from 1st Samuel 9:27. And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.
In our day and age we stay busy with all kinds of trinkets and gadgets including computers, phones, TVs, and movies. We don’t even take the time to eat without looking at our phones. (Notice the illustration). I saw a woman the other day working out in the gym and she had her laptop with her trying to go online I suppose for whatever reason while she was trying to work out.
It’s sad to think that one can’t exercise without a computer. Now, most gyms have TVs and music playing. In many restaurants there are TVs playing on the walls.
It seems there is no place one can go where it is peace and quiet anymore without distractions so we as Americans don’t take time or have no time to just be still or in the case of our text to just stand still for a while so the Lord can speak to us. See--that’s what it is all about. All of these little distractions are designed so we don’t have time to think about God, death, judgment, Hell, and other eternal things and these things are even more real than other things because they are eternal things.
In our text Samuel tells Saul to send his servant on so he can hear what the Lord has to say to him. In other words, “Get rid of your distractions so you can hear what the Lord has to say to us.” The Lord will not be able to speak to you while you are playing a video game etc.
We all need to stand still at times to hear what the Lord has to say to us. He will speak to us if he has our attention. Don’t let the Lord have to get your attention in a hospital bed or a funeral home. Remember, what the Lord has to say is more important than what others say.
May God give you the wisdom to stand still regularly to hear him.