Sport games are by nature very noisy and loud. But there are moments in a game or competition that require quietness like a free throw in basketball, the start of a race in track, and the moments of a golf drive or putt. These moments shout “So be quiet!” to the viewing crowd.
In the book of 2nd Kings we find this account of the prophets Elijah and Elisha just before the stunning moment of Elijah being taken to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha was staying near Elijah knowing that the time was near. Elisha’s response to the clamoring crowd was, “So be quiet!”
The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master (Elijah) from you today?”
“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”
The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”
“Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.” 2 Kings 2:3-5 NIV
There are times in our lives that we are called to quietness. They often precede important and strategic events. We may be called away from the noisy clamoring world we live in into moments of silence. These can be planned times of renewal or they may be surprising moments when it is best to simply remain silent and quietly wait. Watch for these with anticipation and wisely take Elisha’s advice...
…SO BE QUIET!
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