Monthly Archives: January 2011

18. Peace with Your Enemies


“When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.”  Proverbs 16:7 NIV “…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”  … Continue reading

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17. Peace from Love


“Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”  Psalm 119:165 NIV It has been well said that violating Natural Law won’t keep you out of heaven, in fact it might well get you there … Continue reading

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16. Peace as Fruit


“I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints — but let them not return to folly.  Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell … Continue reading

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15. Abundant Peace


“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”  Psalm. 37:11 KJV The word “delight” comes from a concept of being dainty or delicate.  It is the picture of a connoisseur sampling a … Continue reading

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14. Peace from the Throne


Psalm 29:10-11  “The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever.  The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.” This chapter describes the seven voices of God in all … Continue reading

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13. Peace at Night


Nightmares. What is it about the night that can make it a time of torment? Or even before sleep, many kids have been tormented by “monsters” under the bed or in the closet. The explanations for this dynamic are many, … Continue reading

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12. Peace from Breakthrough


Hannah prayed for a son for many years without a breakthrough.  When she went to the Tabernacle in Shiloh for the annual sacrifices her husband offered, God met her there.  The classic words of Eli the priest ring down through … Continue reading

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11. Peace with Legitimacy


The nation of Israel had embraced a terrible victim spirit after many years of being under Midianite devouring.  Thus when Gideon routed the main army, and went after the two Midianite kings, the local people greeted him with skepticism, not … Continue reading

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10. Peace in a Divine Encounter


When we desire to serve God immensely, yet our sacrificial efforts only bring death, life is hardly worth living.  The story of Gideon is one such.  He knew Israel’s history of relationship with an intervening God.  However when he and … Continue reading

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9. Peaceful Speech


After one of the big battles Israel had in taking Canaan we read, “All the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace:  none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.” What an astounding … Continue reading

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