The Blessing of Quietness


Quietness. It is a blessing to be desired above riches, friends, parties, and gatherings.

Isaiah 32:17-18 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. (A house full of sacrifices is a house full of feasts of meat, as a portion of meat offerings were given to the priests. See Leviticus 2:3 and 7:31.)

Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

  1. #1 by Brother Tim Keyes on May 4, 2009 - 5:24 pm

    There is something special when reading and then meditating on a Scripture to just close my eyes and let my thoughts flow. It is interesting what Scriptures come to mind that link up.

  2. #2 by Ron Cook on November 2, 2009 - 2:44 pm

    Indeed, our nature is to measure a study by the number of persons present. I have found that opportunity to quietly look at Scripture alone or with one or two can be more productive to understanding than having a debate where the final understanding is consensus rather than what the Scripture teaches.

  3. #3 by Arthur on February 24, 2014 - 10:07 am

    What came to mind as i read this was 1Tim 2:1-4 but specifically v.2 that our supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made . . . . for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. Etc.– Is blame to be lain at the feet of the bible believer for the noised pestilence that plagues our world? (The “study to be quite” has always been a burden for me. :-)

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