Solitude/Silence

by Jan Johnson

"The Gospel writers took the trouble to record Jesus taking huge chunks of time away from ministry and people...Why? I don’t believe Jesus did this to be a good example or because he’d picked up messages on his machine that God expected it. I believe Jesus practiced solitude because he loved being alone with God..."

by Hayward Armstrong

"Silence simply does not typically describe who we are or how we live. But it is important. Jesus modeled for us this dual spiritual discipline as an essential habit for spiritual recalibration."

by Donald Whitney

"The sort of solitude that refreshes the Christian soul is more than just separation from other people. Scriptural solitude is the biblical practice of temporarily withdrawing to privacy for spiritual purposes."

from the Renovare Spiritual Disciplines Index

A definition of and supporting verses for the discipline of silence.

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