Wednesday, 2nd September 2020
Title: He Blesses His People with Peace
Author: Pastor Wallace Ong
Psalm 29: 10 – 11
10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned as King forever.
11 May the LORD give strength to his people!
May the LORD bless his people with peace!
In Psalm 29: 10 –11, David reminds us that our God is all-powerful and He is eternally omnipotent. Our great God promises His people protection, help, mercy, joy, and peace. The Lord knows His people and His people MUST also acknowledge Him and His mighty power. He gives us not only strength in time of need, but also blesses His people with peace. The peace which we receive from Him is not the same as what the world offers us.
In John 14: 27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” This word ‘peace’ translated from the original Greek word ‘eiréné’ has a wide range of notions, among others includes totality, completeness, security, safety, prosperity, and fulfilment – the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is.
Jesus used this word to let his disciples understand that the peace they will receive is the kind of peace that exists through the risen Jesus. It is accompanied by the gift of the Spirit resulting in peace with God so that they could rest in quietness and trust in the safety and salvation through Christ and be content with earthy circumstances.
God’s Word promises us, the people of God, that He WILL bless us with peace. True lasting peace can only come from God, the eternal One – who gives peace to those who have surrendered all to Him.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you today and declare, “Glory, Glory, Glory” You are Holy and the only true and living God. You are the Creator of all things and sovereign over all circumstances. You give us strength and bless us with peace. Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that it will become a good testimony for you to the world around us. When adverse circumstances in life make us want to give up, help us to continue on in Your strength and in Your peace. We pray in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
【约14:27】耶稣说：”我留下平安给你们，我将我的平安赐给你们。我所赐的，不像世人所赐的。你们心里不要忧愁，也不要胆怯。” “平安” 乃翻译自希腊原文 ”eiréné” 。它具有广泛的概念，其中包括整个、完全、保障、安全、富足和满足 –
上帝的话语应许我们，上帝的子民，祂会赐与我们平安的福。真正恒久的平安唯从上帝而来，那位永恒的 – 祂要赐平安给那些向祂献上一切的人。