Instead of interpreting, “be still” as a placid suggestion, the meaning in these words from Old Testament scripture lends itself more to: “cease striving” or to “stop.”
This is, in fact, very sound advice – particularly in the present climate.
Putting aside just 10 minutes every day to stop and do nothing, will bring us very close to the truth.
Stillness will encourage us to ‘snap out of it,’ ‘wake up,’ ‘stop fearing’-- and to acknowledge our true place in the greater scheme of things.
Let us spend a little time each day simply being in awe!