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 this Sunday as we continue 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 this summer, please check them out here:
- God’s Preference Is You (Psalm 44)
- The Nearness Of God (Psalm 46)
- Awesome God, Awesome Praise (Psalm 47)
- City Of God (Psalm 48)
- Ultimate Wisdom (Psalm 49)
- Rejoicing At The Coming Of The Judge (Psalm 50)
- How To Respond To Evildoers (Psalm 52)
And you can find the messages from last summer’s Selah series by clicking here.