AN ABUNDANCE OF PEACE
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn’t there. 11 But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (WEB)
Today's promise from our Father is that the humble shall inherit the land and delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Not just a small portion of peace, but an abundance of peace! Since the Prince of Peace is our Elder Brother, part of every believer's birthright is to live in the peace that He promised us (John 14:27).
In 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Paul tells us... Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all. (WEB) The peace that our God and Father wants to give us is a peace that is not based on our circumstances. It is a peace that will allow us to sleep in the midst of storms. It is a peace that will guard our heart and our mind and will surpass our understanding (Philippians 4:7).
My prayer today is that every believer who reads this will know that God desires for us to delight ourselves in an abundance of peace. It is part of the Kingdom life and the fruit of the Spirit that He wants us to enjoy. May each one of us be an oasis of peace for those around us who are looking for shelter from an anxiety-filled world. May we be able to impart God's peace to others and see even the most anxious of hearts calmed as a result.
1 Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come. 2 Then he said to them, “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way. 5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ 6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. (WEB)