Selah can mean…
- a pause from the noise to reflect;
- a preparation for an exciting accent; or
- a reflective time of consideration
Throughout the Psalms, Selah appears at the end of a verse, at the end of the psalm, or sometimes even mid-sentence. But each one of them is perfectly placed by the Spirit-inspired authors to get us to take a breath and deeply contemplate what we just read or sang.
Summertime is typically a time for us to pause from our regular routine. Perhaps it’s a vacation, time with friends and family, driving around with the windows down and the music blasting, or just a quiet walk through woods or along a beach. In any case, whether we realize it or not, we’re actually doing Selah in these break-from-the-routine activities.
Join me beginning this Sunday for our summertime look at each of the Psalms that ask us to Selah. I think you will find that this Sunday summertime pause will be both refreshing and encouraging. You can join me either in person or on Facebook Live.
If you missed any of the messages in this series, check them out here:
- Argument vs. Experience (Psalm 3)
- The Selah That Keeps Us From Sinning (Psalm 4)
- Grudges Can Block God’s Blessings (Psalm 7)
- Unexpected Praise (Psalm 9)
- Renewed Passion For Prayer (Psalms 20-21)
- Going Into The Heavy Presence Of God (Psalm 24)
- Confession Is Good For You (Psalm 32)
- Let’s Put That In Perspective! (Psalm 39)