Untroubled

ATD 119

The Word

“All those who listen to me live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33

Thought

Everyone who listens and takes heed to the wisdom and guidance contained in the book will live in peace. Later in the Gospels Jesus affirms His peace was not like the anemic and temporal versions offered from any worldly sources, but was backed by the support and promises of the Kingdom of His Father, the only God who made all things, sustains all things, and who decides the destiny of all things.

We should also note, though, while we have peace from God, the verse doesn’t promise the absence of harm in this earth life, but strength from God to eliminate the effects of the fear of harm. What else but the divine peace of God could cause Paul to write in his letter to the Corinthians, “O death where is your victory? O death where is your sting?” (1 Cor. 15:55) The peace from God is beyond our ability to comprehend, and it is the promise from the One who always keeps His word.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, without You all resemblance of peace is a mere shadow, but in You I can rest knowing You will always provide the level of peace equal to the task and call that You lead me into. Amen.