And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever (Isaiah 32:17).
Our opening verse is quite instructive. It brings to mind what Jesus said in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” This peace is the kind that you have in your spirit. This scripture is simply extraordinary!
The Bible says, “Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other” (Psalm 85:9-10). You know, in the days of Moses, truth and judgment came together. If truth were to testify against you, you were judged on the spot; you were condemned on the spot; but not with the Gospel!
In the Gospel, “Mercy and truth are met together; RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE HAVE KISSED EACH OTHER” (Psalm 85:10). This is the Gospel of Christ. Verses eleven to thirteen say, “Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps” (Psalm 85:11-13). Glory to God!
This is what righteousness does. It gives you peace: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).
Righteous Father, thank you for bringing me into a life of peace that brings rest with unlimited prosperity in Christ Jesus. I’ve been declared righteous, unblameable, unreprovable and brought into the life of peace that transcends all understanding. Halleluiah!
Further Study: || Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; ||
|| Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. ||
|| John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: James 1,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 12:42-50,
1 Chronicles 18
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