Pause and think. That was the basic translation of selah offered by my mother’s amplified Bible. The word is used 74 times in the Hebrew scriptures – – 71 times in the Psalms and 3 times in Habakkuk.
And that is what I’m doing this morning. Russell and I meet for breakfast in 48 hours. We average twice a month and always look forward to it. One topic for discussion is this – – where next with the blog?
For recent discoverers of our niche: welcome – – and a brief reiteration of what we’re about. We are friends who have similar backgrounds and came to dissimilar conclusions. Our friendship is young – – only 18 months or so. Can adults make new friends and drive deep pilings into a firm foundation? We say yes. If one of us stands on faith, the other on science – – then what could that foundation be? Fraternal love.
I’m always worried that I post too much. Russell worries that he posts too deep. We’ve both reassured the other that we should honor our natural pace and intellect. That said – – sometimes I do want to slow my frequency and Russell wants to dampen his amplitude. Romans will continue soon from my perspective and Russell will begin a thread of his own or a dialogue – – that will be our topic for Thursday morning.
I just needed to pause. You are welcome here. It is safe to disagree here. Perhaps more believers should have skeptical friends and vice versa. We think so – – more soon.