Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
It is not easy to be still in this rough and restless world. Yet God says, "Be still"; and He says also (Isaiah 30:15).
I. BE STILL, AND THOU SHALT KNOW I CAN PUT ALL ENEMIES TO SHAME.
II. BE STILL, AND THOU SHALT KNOW THAT I CAN UPHOLD MY OWN TRUTH IN A DAY OF ERROR. IS not My truth precious to Me? And My Book of truth, is it not above all books in Mine eyes? I am God.
III. BE STILL, AND THOU SHALT KNOW THAT I CAR SAY TO THE NATIONS, PEACE, BE STILL. The waves rise, but I am mightier than all. These tumults do not touch My throne. Take no alarm because of this world-wide resistance to My authority and law. I am still God.
IV. BE STILL, AND THOU SHALT SEE THE GLORIOUS ISSUE OF ALL THESE CONFUSIONS. This world is My world, and thou shalt see it to be such; this earth shall yet be the abode of the righteous.
(H. Bonar, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.