Selah, is a Hebrew word and is used as an interjection. It is found at the ending of 71 verses in Psalms as well as in Habakkuk. It has been interpreted as an instruction calling for a break in the singing of the Psalm. Another meaning could be “to praise”. And still another meaning is to “pause and reflect upon what has just been said.”
I have typed out a Psalm below. This weekend, find your space, the place you go to pause and get away from the world. the alce you go to meet with God. Take time to read through this Psalm. Each time you come upon the word Salah, pause. Calmly think through what you have just read. Take some notes. What is God revealing to you?
1 Oh Lord, how my adversaries have increased! many are rising up against me.
2 many are saying of my soul, “there is no deliverance for him in God” Selah
(who or what are your adversaries, maybe your adversary is you, are you feeling as though there is no help)
3 But God, O Lord, is a shield about me, My Glory and the one who lifts my head,
4 I was crying to the Lord with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah
(But God…Is a shield, lifter of my head, He answered)
5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O Lord, save me, O my God! For you have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord; Your blessings be upon Your people! Selah
(I slept and was sustained, salvation...)
I pray God gives you rest, peace and joy as you read through this Psalm and pause.
Nourish your soul, pause and refresh.