By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div.
Editor in Chief
This mysterious word is found 71 times in the Psalms and three more times in the book of Habakkuk in the New King James Version of the Bible. The word is transliterated from Hebrew, rather than translated. While we are uncertain of its meaning (which is why it is left untranslated), many Bible students have agreed upon my favorite definition for the term—“pause and reflect.”
These next two weeks before Thanksgiving—and before the commercial side of Christmas overwhelms us—offer a wonderful opportunity to do just that.
“Pause and reflect.”
Has this year been challenging for you? Yet, has not God delivered you through it to be here reading this today?
Or perhaps this year has been one of noteworthy blessings—or at least of answers to prayer that came at just the right time, even if without a moment to spare.
Whatever the case, we have reason to return thanks and praise to God during this very meaningful season.
As I “pause and reflect” on the year that is quickly fleeting, one of the greatest blessings for which I am grateful is the opportunity to serve as the editor in chief of Dispensational Publishing House. I have had the occasion to read, write and/or edit all the articles that you have seen so far, and also to interact with numerous authors and potential authors—and we are only getting started. There are many exciting projects just ahead!
In that light, this is also a good time for us to “pause and reflect” about these early days of DPH. We offer you multiple ways to interact with us each day, and we would truly love to hear your feedback. Are the materials we are providing useful and helpful? What would you like to read? Or perhaps you would really like to write something for us, but just have not worked up the courage to inquire yet. Please contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts, ideas or questions.
As you “pause and reflect” on the Lord’s providential workings in your life this year, we trust that the launch of DPH will be one event that will bring uplifting thoughts to your mind.
“You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance” (Ps. 65:11).
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