Mobile. On the go. Grab your mobile phone. Do your mobile banking. Don't stop for anything; you might get run over from behind. Haven't time to...
What a frenzied life-style people have chosen. I almost wrote "chosen to live." Just in time to stop the silly fingers, I realized that this is not living. It is frenetic, frantic, and all too often pointless activity.
The scriptures tell us to "be still." I am not making this up. I am cherry-picking my texts, but it is in there.
The verse that comes most readily to mind is Psalm 46:10 in which the Lord tells us, "Be still, and know that I am God." Reflect on that a bit. Does it not suggest that we cannot get to know God if we are consumed with frenetic activity? So to "be still" gives us an opportunity to make the most important connection we can or will ever make.
Psalm 4:4 says, "Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with you own heart upon your bed, and be still." Perhaps it is the case that we fail to grasp the awesome nature of our God because we do not take time to commune with our own heart. We are not still long enough to even consider the possibilities. We certainly can't "be still" while motoring down the road at a good hickory, mobile device in hand, staying connected with everyone else, but making no connection with the Creator.
First Samuel 9:27 says, "Stand still a while, that I may show you the word of God." Short of being still, we may get the word of all our friends but totally miss the Word of God.
Second Chronicles 20:17: "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord."