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Quietness and Confidence

In this push-button age, one danger grows more apparent with every passing day. This danger lies not in the progress itself, with constant advancement in the realm of communication where television, radio, telephone, and computers quicken the pace, but in the possibility that the progress of the many may result in the regression of the individual.

The Word of God says, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Let quietness and confidence be your strength (Isaiah 30:15). “Quietness” here refers to tranquility within. This becomes very difficult. We are so aware of the circumstances and situations of the world that we become unaware of the position of our soul and the still, small voice that must direct and guide it.

Therefore, it is for our protection and well-being that we are told to study to be quiet (2) that we might not be influenced by the distractions of this world of which Satan is the prince (3).We must be consumed with the world’s creator and the Savior of our souls. It is that inner confidence, not in ourselves, but in Christ, that makes us overcomers. “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever” (Isaiah 32:17).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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