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.
The messages for this summer are:
- Doing Justice The Right Way (Psalm 50)
- How To Pray When You’ve Been Stabbed In The Back (Psalm 54)
- Interrupt Your Anxious Thoughts (Psalm 55)
- Messes (Psalm 57)
- Trespassers (Psalm 59)
- Run To The Banner (Psalm 60)
- The Ultimate De-Stress Practice (Psalm 61)
- Not Shaken (Psalm 62)
- The EGO That God Blesses (Psalm 67)
- Now And Not Yet (Psalm 68)