The word Selah is written 71 times in the Psalms and 3 times in Habakkuk. What does it mean? Selah is a Hebrew word that means “stop, pause, and listen” or “think about it!” Selah is always written at the end of verses to encourage you to pause, consider, and meditate upon what you have just read. Also the Scriptures mention a similar word consider in 66 verses. So we should think, meditate, and consider what we have just read – Selah! We should… Consider the wondrous works of God (Job 37:14); consider the heavens (Psa. 8:3); consider the work of God (Eccl. 7:13); consider the lilies (Luke 12:27); consider the ravens (Luke 12:24); consider your ways (Hag.1:5). Selah! In Trenton language, Selah could easily mean “Uhhhh huh!” or “How about that!”
I have also learned that a proverb is a short sentence with much wisdom. Also words express a thought, idea, information, sayings, knowledge and wisdom. Just a simple word can hurt or help – Discourage or delight! “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Prov. 25:11). Following are some words of wisdom we should think about Selah! Greatest word is God. Deepest word is soul. Fastest word is time. Darkest word is sin. Loneliest word is alone. Tenderest word is love. Sweetest word is home. Dearest word is mother. Tallest word is dad. Calmest word is peace. Treasured word is friend. Shortest word is life. Gloomiest word is death. Fullest word is Calvary. Grandest word is Jesus. Best word is saved. Saddest word is lost. Highest word is Heaven. Lowest word is Hell. Longest word is eternity. Most expedient word is opportunity. Most powerful word is decision. Most sensible word is now. Most foolish word is later. Most personal word is free-will.
Selah! Also no choice is still a choice. You may die unsaved, but you will not die unloved (John 3:16). Think about it! Paul said, “Think on these things” (Phil. 4:8). Decisions Determine Directions – Directions Determine Destinations. Choose to make the days ahead the best you have ever known (Josh. 24:15). A choice you will never regret. Pause, listen, meditate, think, and consider the direction of your life, coming death, and eternity. After death, there are no more opportunities to consider these things. Now is the time to make eternal decisions. Tomorrow could be too late. Think about it, Selah!