Daily Devotion Weekend

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalms 46:10)

This hymn was a fav­o­rite of Er­ic Lid­dell, the ath­lete who be­came fa­mous in the 1924 Olympics for re­fus­ing to run on the Sab­bath (see the 1981 mo­vie Char­i­ots of Fire).

Lid­dell lat­er be­came a mis­sion­a­ry in Ch­ina, and was im­pris­oned dur­ing World War II. He is said to have taught this hymn to oth­ers in the pris­on camp (where he event­u­al­ly died of a brain tu­mor).