In Stillness of Soul
"In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength." (Isaiah 30:15)
"Be silent to the Lord, and wait patiently for him." (Psalm 37:7)
"Truly my soul is silent unto God." (Psalm 62:1)
There is a view of the Christian life that regards it as a sort of partnership, in which God and man have each to do their part. It admits that it is but little that man can do, and that little defiled with sin; still he must do his utmost—then only can he expect God to do His part. To those who think thus,it is extremely difficult to understand what Scripture means when it speaks of our being still and doing nothing, of our resting and waiting to see the salvation of God. It appears to them a perfect contradiction, when we speak of this quietness and ceasing from all effort as the secret of the highest activity of man and all his powers. And yet this is just what Scripture does teach.