Thursday, May 24, 2018

Isaiah 9:6-7a NIV 2011

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty god, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of that greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.

 

Isaiah was tasked by God to predict Judah’s judgment. He was also afforded the privilege of offering hope to Judah; God would restore His people. Isaiah was the son of Amoz. The name Isaiah means, “The Lord is salvation.” God is the “Holy One of Israel” who will punish the rebellious but redeem His people in His time. The book is divided into two books: Judgments and Comforts. Judah was judged because of their rebellious behavior. Psalm 85:6a, “I will listen to what God the Lord says, he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants.” God is the Prince of Peace.

 

Even when the world around me is falling apart, unfailingly I see God decidedly at work during those tough times in my life. And like the Israelites in Isaiah’s time, God’s plan is higher than mine. John 3:16, “For God so loves the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Because I’m His, daily I experience perfect peace, the peace that passes understanding. God is my Prince of Peace.

 

What way is God’s peace experienced each day?

 

Peacefully resting in Him,

S

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