"Be still, and know"

The command in the Bible, "Be still, and know that I am God," does not signify approval of apathy, laziness, or idleness.

Judging by the rushing about which seems prevalent in the world today, one might imagine that to procure success in any line of endeavor he must follow this hustle and bustle. When performing one's duties quietly and thoroughly, one will find that more is accomplished, and with less weariness, than would otherwise be the case. We can exchange the impulsiveness of human will for the quietness and confidence which are gained by even a small understanding of the command, "Be still, and know that I am God." To "be still" and wait on God for guidance is spiritual activity—the opposite of stagnation. Christian Science teaches us to listen spiritually, so that the truth about God and His creation may unfold to us. This quiet understanding of God and of man's at-one-ment with God, good, blesses us and draws others to the truth which makes free.

"Each waiting hour"
November 26, 1938

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