Wait in silence for God alone, where the depths of God will unfold.
Ps 19:14 – Let the sayings of my mouth, And the meditation of my heart, Be for a pleasing thing before Thee, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer! (YLT)
The sayings of my mouth.
Expressions that expose what is in my heart, revealing what I perceive to be truth and wisdom.
The meditation of my heart.
To earnestly, deeply think and to murmur with tenderness, evoking a strong emotional response.
Listen to the sayings of your mouth and the meditation of your heart as you become still.
Acknowledge them, then become aware of the breath of the Almighty in you.
In doing this we prepare our body, mind and spirit to take in the Lord God’s words. If we cannot let go our own words, thoughts, feelings, and purposes, we are unable to open up, let go, and make room to receive the Lord God’s words, thoughts, and purposes.
Deep calls to deep.
Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. (Psalm 42:7 ESV)
John 3:5-6 – Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (ESV)
Born of the flesh.
Born of the Spirit.
Who are we?
Don’t delude yourselves!
Gal 6:7-8 – Don’t delude yourselves: no one makes a fool of God! A person reaps what he sows. Those who keep sowing in the field of their old nature, in order to meet its demands, will eventually reap ruin; but those who keep sowing in the field of the Spirit will reap from the Spirit everlasting life. (CJB)
A person reaps what s/he sows.
Are you aware of which field you keep sowing in? Do you know what you are sowing?
Reap from the old nature, born of the flesh, ruin.
Reap from the Spirit [born of the Spirit] everlasting life.
Delude/deceive: to cause to roam from safety, truth, or virtue. Wander; be out of the way.1
What are some ways that we deceive ourselves, roam from truth, wander out of the way?
The wisdom of this world is folly with God.
1 Cor 3:18-20 – Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” (ESV)
We have missed the mark and wandered out of the way.
1 John 1:8-9 – If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing. (CJB)
Job 15:31 – Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment. (ESV)
In this age. Of this world. Thinking I’m wise. Claiming to be right. Trusting in the emptiness of things that don’t last. Deceiving myself.
Emptiness: desolating; evil (as destructive); ruin, guile; idolatry; uselessness; deceptive; vain.2
Pause and ask the Lord God to examine you and make known to you what he sees. Idols. Uselessness. Emptiness. Deception. Vanity. Futility. In what ways are you thinking and acting from the world’s perspective rather than the Lord God’s perspective?
A person reaps what s/he sows. Sowing. Scattering. Spreading. Are we aware of what we’re spreading with every thought, motive, word and deed? What field are we sowing in? What demands control us? Are we conscious of them, or unwittingly operating on autopilot sowing folly, lies, and emptiness?
How do we distinguish between what is empty, deceptive idolatry and what is safety, truth, and virtue?
Prov 14:12 – There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. (ESV)
Ps 19:7-8 – The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; (ESV)
Do we rely on what seems right to us in our own thoughts, emotions, and desires? Or do we habitually take the Lord God’s words into our mouth to taste and feel and explore and become familiar with them? Do we continually chew God’s words and ingest them so that the law of the Lord revives our soul and enlightens our eyes so we can see and feel and know beyond ourselves?
Ps 119:11 – I treasure your word in my heart, so that I won’t sin [be out of the way] against you. (CJB)
I treasure. I hide. I hoard. I reserve. I cherish. I hold dear. I rate highly your word in my heart. Do we treasure the Lord God’s word in our heart? Do the sayings of our mouth and the meditation of our heart confirm what that it is the Lord God’s word that we treasure in our heart?
Reap. Gather. Reward.
James 3:13-18 – Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him demonstrate it by his good way of life, by actions done in the humility that grows out of wisdom. But if you harbor in your hearts bitter jealousy and selfish ambition, don’t boast and attack the truth with lies! This wisdom is not the kind that comes down from above; on the contrary, it is worldly, unspiritual, demonic. For where there are jealousy and selfish ambition, there will be disharmony and every foul practice. But the wisdom from above is, first of all, pure, then peaceful, kind, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And peacemakers who sow seed in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. (CJB)
Which wisdom influences you personally? Which wisdom drives your business? Which wisdom is behind your religious activity and beliefs? Which wisdom is your nation’s economy and institutions built on? Disharmony, instability, disorder, confusion, and tumult, or peace, kindness, mercy, without partiality?
Peace: to join; one; quietness, rest, set at one again.3
With which wisdom are we in harmony? God? The world?
Who are we?
Which kind of wisdom compels us to meet its demands?
Are we purposeful and diligent in differentiating the spirits of wisdom that are at work in us and around us?
In the following texts, note the contrast between human words and nature and the Lord God’s words and nature.
Christ Jesus said,“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (John 6:63 ESV)
Job 15:4-6 – But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God. For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty. Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; your own lips testify against you. (ESV)
Words: Spirit and life.
Words: Iniquity. Condemnation. Doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God.
Are we aware of the sayings of our mouth and the meditation of our heart?
Are they pleasing to the Lord God? Are they Spirit and life? Or are they empty and destructive?
Who are we?
The flesh is of no avail. The flesh profits nothing. The flesh is not useful.
The Spirit gives life.
The words that I [Jesus] have spoken
The words that I have spoken to you
The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Deep waters or a bubbling brook.
Prov 18:4 – The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling [flowing] brook. (ESV)
Man’s words – deep waters
Iniquity teaches the mouth
Doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God.
Man’s words – deep waters
Like deep darkness.
Ignorance. Unknowing. Inexperience. Unconscious. Without being.
They do not know over what they stumble (Prov 4:19).
The fountain of wisdom.
God’s words are spirit and life.
The fountain of wisdom – a bubbling brook
Full of life and light.
Fountain/wellspring: something dug, source of water, even when naturally flowing; also of tears, blood, by euphemism, of the female pudenda; figuratively, of happiness, wisdom, progeny.4
Sayings of the mouth and meditation of the heart
Are they born of the flesh?
Are they born of the Spirit?
Do they come from the naturally flowing source, from our God’s tears and blood that give us life in his Spirit?
Whose words are routinely in your mouth and heart? Whose words are stored and treasured in your heart and bubbling up into and out of your mouth and heart and hands and feet?
Have you discovered the fountain of wisdom? Deep, source, naturally flowing, tears, blood, new life, happiness, wisdom. Christ Jesus, our Messiah, Savior.
Do you purposely schedule time to luxuriate in the fountain of wisdom’s bubbling brook every day, receiving new life in the steadfast love of God, the abounding grace of Christ Jesus, and the ever-present, powerful fellowship of Holy Spirit through the written word and the personal spoken word within?
The stupid and the fool.
Ps 92:5-9 – How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! The stupid [brutish] man cannot know; the fool [silly] cannot understand this: that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers [exert oneself in vain] flourish, they are doomed to destruction [brought to nothing] forever; but you, O Lord, are on high forever. For behold, your enemies, O Lord, for behold, your enemies [hostile] shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered. (ESV)
Vessel of wrath. Vessel of mercy.
The stupid, brutish, silly, foolish vessel of wrath cannot understand. They exert themselves in vain. They are brought to nothing.
Rom 9:21-25 – Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honored use and another for dishonorable use? What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? (ESV)
The riches of his glory for vessels of mercy.
Don’t delude yourselves! Deep calls to deep. He calls even us!
Prov 19:21 – Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (ESV)
It is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. I am so grateful for this! The Lord God carefully, consistently, exposes and destroys the beastly and foolish in me while revealing what is true and lovely in me.
The stupid, brutish, beastly, man/woman cannot know
The fool, silly, cannot understand
They are doomed to destruction, to desolation; left alone, deserted, uninhabited, forsaken.
Ignorance, unknowing, inexperienced, unconscious.
Prov 20:5 – The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. (ESV)
The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water. Who can discern the purpose in her/his heart?
Purpose/counsel: advice, plan, exercising judgment in practical matters, especially as concerns one’s own interests. Deliberate. Resolve.5
Who is a person of understanding?
Job 5:8-13 – “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number: he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields; he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end. (ESV)
I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God. He does great, unsearchable, marvelous things without number… that I’m generally completely unaware and unappreciative of.
Do you rely on what seems right to you, or do you seek God and commit your cause to him? Do you depend on the law of the Lord to revive your soul and enlighten your eyes to draw out the plans and judgments in your heart regarding your own interests?
1 Cor 2:14 – The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. (ESV)
The natural person does away with the fear of God, hindering meditation before God. Going her own way, away from the Lord God’s presence, speaking and thinking contrary to the words and thoughts and ways of the Lord God.
Jer 17:9-10 – The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” (ESV)
The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Understanding: intelligence, argument, discretion, reason, skillfulness, wisdom; separate mentally, distinguish, discern, perceive.6
Taught by the Spirit.
Who is a person of understanding, capable of drawing out the purpose in her heart?
1 Cor 2:9-13 – But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. (ESV)
Taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
The spirit of the world. The Spirit who is from God. Are you familiar with both? Can you discern between them? Are you constantly, actively working to distinguish between them? Do you have a practice through which you make yourself available to be taught by the Spirit of God, who knows and comprehends the thoughts of God?
Can a stupid, brutish person or a silly fool or a natural person having no experience with the Spirit of God ever change course and make themselves persons of understanding?
No. I certainly couldn’t!
But God can and does – when he sends forth his Spirit, and recreates, and renews us! Deep calls to deep. He opens our ears to hear the words that he speaks to us, privately, intimately, in secret, in the inner sanctuary of our hearts where God’s Spirit communes with our spirit. “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life!”
How do we learn to hear and know the words that the Lord God speaks to us?
Ps 62:1, 5 – For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (ESV)
Wait in silence for God alone.
Hear his Word.
Trust his Word.
Obey his Word.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence. From him comes my salvation. My hope is from him.
Wait in silence.
Wait in silence: stillness; silently; quiet, trust; to be dumb or silent; to fail or perish; to destroy; be undone.7
Allow the natural self to perish, to be undone, to fail while at the same time giving space for the spiritual self to rise, to live, to understand, to know, to draw out the purpose in your heart, that it might be exposed and trained to yield to, and rejoice in, the Lord God’s purpose.
Trust the silence. Trust that the Lord God is present in the silence. Let silence empty you of your own words and thoughts and emotions and imagination and meditation and plans and desires and motivations and purposes that seem right. Let silence fill you with the treasures and delights of God, as his bubbling brook flows continually and bountifully with fresh life-giving and affirming wisdom.
The simple, yet most difficult task you’ll ever be asked to do, wait in silence, is where the divine mystery of union with Christ Jesus, and discovering your true self, the vessel of mercy, happens. It is not something you do. It is simply being present and awakening to the Being who embraces you, who has always embraced you, who always will embrace you, who enlightens and enlivens you.
Waiting in silence for God alone holds many benefits for you that unfold gradually. Perhaps the first is awareness of your brokenness and utter helplessness. Practice welcoming your brokenness.
Ps 51:17 – The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (ESV)
Another benefit of waiting in silence for God alone is learning to repeat back to him from the depths of your soul the words that he speaks to you. You can be confident that you won’t ask amiss or contrary to his will for you, when you rely on God’s own words to give to you and do for you what he desires for you.
Ps 51:10-12 – Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. (ESV)
Claim God’s promises.
Learn to claim God’s promises as true and as having been given to you, even if your senses are not yet aware that you have received them.
Ps 31:5 – Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. (ESV)
Learn to trust God’s heart, his character, his nature of steadfast love, no matter what. He does save. He has saved!
Ps 36:5-9 – Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. (ESV)
Deep calls to deep.
O Lord, your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save. How?
Matt 11:25-30 – At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (ESV)
Come to me.
I will give you rest.
Rest: intermission, recreation, remaking, refashioning, reproduction, reconstruction, reformation, to refresh.8
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Take my yoke upon you.
Take: lift up; to take up or away; loose; remove; to raise; to expiate sin.9
Yoke: to join; a coupling, shared; servitude; balance; pair of scales.10
Pause to consider what it means to take the Messiah’s yoke upon you. Regarding sin: to take up, away, loose, remove. Regarding death and life: to join or be coupled; share, balance.
Coupled together with Christ Jesus.
What impact does being coupled together with Christ Jesus have on what you sow, how you sow, and in which field you keep sowing?
Isa 40:28-29 – Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. (ESV)
The Lord God is the everlasting God. His understanding is unsearchable!
He gives power
He increases strength
You are not alone
You can depend on your helper, your yokefellow, true and genuine.
Return to dust. Willingly become adaptable to being changed, reformed, and reshaped by the Lord God through your daily life experiences without breaking away from him or resisting him.
Rom 11:32-36 – For God has shut up all mankind together in disobedience, in order that he might show mercy to all. O the depth of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments! How unsearchable are his ways! For, ‘Who has known the mind of Adonai [the LORD]? Who has been his counselor?’ Or, ‘Who has given him anything and made him pay it back?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. (CJB)
Together in disobedience
God has shut up all mankind together in disobedience
In order that he might show mercy to all
O the depth!
The depth of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of God!
Deep calls to deep.
You save, Lord God!
Lord Jesus, reveal the Father to us
As we take upon us your yoke
As we join ourselves to you
Forsaking all others
To serve the Father together with you.
Wait for God alone in silence. Trust that the Lord God is present in silence. It is here where the divine mystery of union with Christ Jesus will begin to unfold. It is here where he will begin to unfold the depth of his riches. Your deep filled with him, The Word, Being, Life, Light, Wisdom, Knowledge, all spiritual blessings.
Wait in silence for him to give and do what you cannot.
Interact with the words of Scripture through deep, careful study.
Read the Lord God’s words. Read slowly. Read reflectively. Not just with your mind but with your heart and spirit. Let his words sink in. Ruminate upon his words. Take from them what he wants to give to you.
Meditate. Experience the word of Scripture bodily by moaning, growling, uttering, speaking aloud each word, syllable by syllable. Experience the words of Scripture expressing the longing and desire and hope in the depth of your own soul. Become acquainted with your longing. Anticipate that your soul’s longing will be satisfied, its hunger will be filled with good things, and it will be healed and made complete again. Let the inspired word of God arouse feelings of awe.
Respond by setting your thoughts and emotions aside and let your heart speak to God without words.
Then move beyond logic and reason; move from head to heart to spirit. Contemplate. Sit quietly without thinking, without murmuring. Simply be. Become conscious of your companions. Longing for you. Your longing for them.
Simply rest in God’s words. Listen to God at the deepest level of your inner being. Listen as Love speaks with a still small voice that moves you to silence and an ever-deepening listening in which the Word becomes active and alive in you, gradually transforming you from within.11
2 Cor 13:14 – the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, [is] with you all! Amen. (YLT)
When finished, select just one word or phrase and carry it with you all day, thinking about it, murmuring it, holding it, treasuring it. Let it soak deep into your soul, so it miraculously combines your spirit with God’s Spirit. Tomorrow, meditate on the entire text again. Select the same word or phrase or a different one to carry with you all day, thinking about it, murmuring it, holding it, treasuring it. Do this practice every day. Let God’s Word begin to fill your soul with good things, with life.
I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you’ve done it. I relish everything you’ve told me of life, I won’t forget a word of it. (Ps 119:15-16 MSG)
But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. (Job 32:8 ESV)
Ask the Lord God to make you aware of the breath of the Almighty in you. Believe him when he says his breath makes you understand. Desire his breath. Seek his breath. Make no requests but that you may learn to simply be in the presence of his breath. Wait in silence.
This is a process of making a new acquaintance, beginning to develop an intimate friendship like no other. It requires learning to hear from a different place than your ears. Understanding from a deeper place than your mind.
Read the following scripture text and note what word or words catch your attention. What questions immediately come to mind? What emotions, desires, fears… surface?
Prov 23:19 – Hear, my son, [my daughter], and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. (ESV)
Prov 23:19 – You, my son, [my daughter]: listen, be wise, and set your mind on the right way. (CJB)
Prov 23:19 – Oh listen, dear child — become wise; point your life in the right direction. (MSG)
What is the right way? What did Jesus model for us?
Matt 10:37-39 – Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (ESV)
2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (ESV)
Resources/For deeper study:
1Delude/deceive: NT:4105 plana/w planao (plan-ah’-o); from NT:4106; to (properly, cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue): KJV – go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
2Vanity/Emptiness: OT:7723 aw=v* shav’ (shawv); or shav (shav); from the same as OT:7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjective), uselessness (as deceptive, objective; also adverbially, in vain): KJV – false (-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
3Peace: NT:1515 ei)rh/nh eirene (i-ray’-nay); probably from a primary verb eiro (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity: KJV – one, peace, quietness, rest, set at one again. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
4Fountain/wellspring: OT:4726 roqm* maqowr (maw-kore’); or maqor (maw-kore’); from OT:6979; properly, something dug, i.e. a (general) source (of water, even when naturally flowing; also of tears, blood [by euphemism, of the female pudenda]; figuratively, of happiness, wisdom, progeny): (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
5Purpose/counsel: OT:6098 hx*u@ `etsah (ay-tsaw’); from OT:3289; advice; by implication, plan; also prudence:
OT:3289 Ju^y* ya`ats (yaw-ats’); a primitive root; to advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve: (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
6Understanding: OT:8394 /WbT* tabuwn (taw-boon’); and (feminine) tebuwnah (teb-oo-naw’); or towbunah (to-boo-naw’); from OT:995; intelligence; by implication, an argument; by extension, caprice: KJV – discretion, reason, skilfulness, understanding, wisdom.
OT:995 /yB! biyn (bene); a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand: KJV – attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill (-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand (-ing), view, (deal) wise (-ly, man). (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
7Wait in silence: OT:1747 hY*m!WD duwmiyah (doo-me-yaw’); from OT:1820; stillness; adverbially, silently; abstractly quiet, trust: KJV – silence, silent, waiteth.
OT:1820 hm*D* damah (daw-mam’); a primitive root; to be dumb or silent; hence, to fail or perish; trans. to destroy: KJV – cease, be cut down (off), destroy, be brought to silence, be undone, utterly. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
8Rest: NT:372 a)na/pausi$ anapausis (an-ap’-ow-sis); from NT:373; intermission; by implication, recreation: KJV – rest.
NT:373 a)napau/w anapano (an-ap-ow’-o); from NT:303 and NT:3973; (reflexively) to repose (literally or figuratively [be exempt], remain); by implication, to refresh: KJV – take ease, refresh, (give, take) rest. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
9Take: NT:142 ai&rw airo (ah’-ee-ro); a primary root; to lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Hebraism [compare OT:5375] to expiate sin: KJV – away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up). (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
10Yoke: NT:2218 zugo/$ zugos (dzoo-gos’); from the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a “yoke”); a coupling, i.e. (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales): KJV – pair of balances, yoke. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
11Lectio Divina as described by the 12th century Carthusian monk called Guigo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guigo_II