Believing God by Beth Moore online Bible study has changed lives. We’ve enjoyed the conversations and the opportunities to strengthen our faith. Congratulations to everyone who has completed the study here at the Womens Bible Cafe.
During this study, we learned about the importance of promised Land living. We looked back at our timeline of history with God, memorized five statements of faith, and put our minds on believing God. What a beautiful experience for all the women who participated at the Bible Cafe.
In Joshua 10:10 NIV: “…the LORD threw his enemies into confusion.” What might be a modern example of this? [hint: look at BlueLetterBible.org for original meaning, and a modern dictionary]
We need some confusion in the dark places and evil places. You might hear prophets pray to “confuse the enemy” or scatter their plans. Or the prayer warriors who ask the Lord to “Send angels to confuse the enemy.”
What happens when you pray and ask for A, B, C, and steps of wisdom? But God says, be still. How do you feel when you pray and God answers, “Be still?” (related verses: Psalm 46:10; Exodus 14:14: 1 Samuel 12:16; Nehemiah 8:11; Psalm 37:7; Mark 4:39; 1 Corinthians 13:8 )
You’re looking for a different answer but God has the answer that He knows you need on your faith journey. Avoid the temptation to call your mother, friend, or someone not walking with Christ. When they answer, you unintentionally partner with THEM for their will and step into people pleasing. Seek God’s will and not the approval of people.
Psalm 46:10 NIV- He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Hebrew OT: cease striving; to sink, relax, sink down, let drop, be disheartened; to sink down; to sink, drop; to sink, relax, abate; to relax, withdraw; idle; to let drop; to let drop, abandon, relax, refrain, forsake; to let go; to refrain, let alone; to be quiet; to show oneself slack
Exodus 14:14- The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” KJV= The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Hebrew OT: to be silent, be still, wait, be dumb, grow dumb; to be silent; to be still, die; to be struck dumb; to be silenced, be made silent, destroyed; to make quiet; make silent (cause to die)
1 Samuel 12:16- “Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!
Nehemiah 8:11- The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.”
Psalm 37:7- Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Mark 4:39- He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
GREEK NT, Jesus = to close the mouth with a muzzle, to muzzle, metaphor: to stop the mouth, make speechless, reduce to silence; to become speechless; to be kept in check
1 Corinthians 13:8- Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Greek NT Meaning: to make to cease or desist; to restrain a thing or person from something; to cease, to leave off; have got a release from sin; no longer stirred by its incitements and seductions.
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