Want Peace? Dwell.
Where do you dwell?
Not necessarily the physical location of your presence at this moment.
But, where are your thoughts, your dreams, your ambitions, your wants, your desires?
If you dwell anywhere else other than with the Lord then you will be miserable.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Those who are true believers are called to abide in the Lord. That is what John 15 is about.
If we abide in the Lord...if we dwell in His shelter...we are literally in the shadow of the Almighty.
We will never be forsaken.
We will never be abandoned.
14 "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
15 "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
16 "With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation."
Look at what the Lord will do for those who love Him
I will set him securely on high...why?...because he has known My name… The name of the Lord speaks of the character of God. Those who love Him know Who He truly is. We experience the fullness of His name...His character...with every breath.
The Lord will answer us when we call upon Him
He will be with us in trouble...note that there will not be a lack of trouble
God will rescue us.
God will honor us.
God will satisfy us with a long life.
God will let us see His salvation.
We need to remember this today.
We will definitely need to remember in days to come.
We must actively live and apply these truths today.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
Today’s reading from the “So That’s Why Bible” consist of pp. 183-188.