Coming To The Peace Of God Part one
by Sharon McClean
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Ps. 34:14—Depart from evil, and do good; SEEK PEACE, and pursue it. Ps. 72:1—Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the King’s Son. (2) He will judge Your People with righteousness, and Your poor with justice. (3) The mountains will bring PEACE to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (4) He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (5) They shall fear You AS LONG AS THE SUN and MOON ENDURE, THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. (6) HE SHALL COME DOWN LIKE RAIN upon the mown GRASS, like SHOWERS that WATER the EARTH.
Deut. 32:2—LET MY TEACHING drop as the RAIN, My speech distill as the dew, AS RAINDROPS on the tender herb, and as SHOWERS ON THE GRASS. (8) When the Most High divided their INHERITANCE to THE NATIONS, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of ISRAEL. (9) For THE LORD’S PORTION is HIS PEOPLE; JACOB is THE PLACE of HIS INHERITANCE. (10) He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; HE ENCIRCLED HIM, HE INSTRUCTED HIM, HE KEPT HIM AS THE APPLE OF HIS EYE, (11) As an EAGLE stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, (12) SO THE LORD ALONE LED HIM, and there was NO foreign god WITH HIM.
Returning to Ps.72:7--In His days the RIGHTEOUS shall FLOURISH, and ABUNDANCE of PEACE, until THE MOON is NO more. (8) He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (12) For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has NO HELPER. (13) He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy. (14) He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; and precious shall be their blood in His sight. (15) And HE SHALL LIVE; and the gold of Sheba will be given to Him: PRAYER also will be made for Him continually, and daily He shall be praised. (17) HIS NAME SHALL ENDURE FOREVER; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; ALL NATIONS shall call Him BLESSED. (18) Blessed be the Lord God, the God of ISRAEL, who only does wondrous things! ( Ps 24:6—THIS is JACOB the generation of those who seek Him, who seek your FACE.) (Gen. 32:28—And he said “YOUR NAME shall NO longer be called JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”) (19) And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the WHOLE EARTH be FILLED with HIS GLORY.
Gen. 28:12—Then he (Jacob) dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. (13) And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: “I am the Lord God of ABRAHAM your father and the God of ISAAC; the land (promise land) on which you lie I will give to you and YOUR DESCENDANTS. (14) Also YOUR DESCENDANTS shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the WEST and the EAST, to the NORTH and the SOUTH ; (Is. 43:5—Fear NOT, (Jacob) for I am with you; I will bring YOUR DESCENDANTS from the EAST, and gather you from the WEST; (6) I will say to the NORTH, ‘Give them up! And to the SOUTH, ‘Do not keep them back! BRING MY SONS FROM AFAR, and MY DAUGHTERS FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH—(7) Everyone who is called by MY NAME, whom I have created for MY GLORY; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.(10) YOU are my WITNESSES, says the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you MAY KNOW and UNDERSTAND that I am HE. BEFORE ME THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED, nor shall be after Me. (13) I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is NO SAVIOR.)
Returning to Gen. 28:14-- and in you and in your seed ALL THE FAMILES of THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (15) Behold, I AM WITH YOU AND WILL KEEP YOU WHEREVER YOU GO, and will bring you back to THIS LAND: (promise land) for I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU UNTIL I HAVE DONE WHAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU. (16) Then JACOB AWOKE from his sleep and said,
(Eph.5:14—AWAKE, you who SLEEP, arise from THE DEAD, and CHRIST will give you LIGHT.) (Pro. A man who wanders from THE WAY of UNDERSTANDING will rest in THE CONGREGATION of the DEAD.) Returning to Gen. 28:16—“Surely the Lord is in THIS PLACE, and I did NOT know it, (17) And he was afraid and said, “HOW AWESOME IS THIS PLACE! THIS IS NON OTHER THAN the HOUSE of GOD, and THIS is THE GATE of HEAVEN!” (18) Then JACOB rose early in the morning, and took THE STONE that he had put at his head, SET IT UP AS A PILLAR, and poured OIL on TOP of IT. (19) And he called the name of that PLACE BETHEL; but the name of that city had been LUZ previously. (20) Then JACOB made a vow saying, “If God WILL BE WITH ME, and KEEP ME IN THIS WAY THAT I AM GOING, and GIVE ME BREAD to EAT (John 6:32—but My Father gives you THE TRUE BREAD from HEAVEN. (33) For the BREAD of GOD is HE who comes down from heaven and gives LIFE to THE WORLD.) and CLOTHING to PUT ON, (Is. 61:10—I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; FOR HE HAS CLOTHED ME WITH THE GARMENTS OF SALVATION, HE HAS COVERED ME WITH THE ROBE of RIGHTEOUSNESS, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (11) For as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord will cause RIGHTEOUSNESS and PRAISE to SPRING FORTH BEFORE ALL THE NATIONS.)
Returning to Gen. 28:21--So that I COME BACK to MY FATHER’S HOUSE in PEACE, then THE LORD SHALL BE MY GOD. (Ps. 122:1—I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” (2) Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! (3) Jerusalem is built as A CITY that is COMPACT together, (4) Where the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to THE TESTIMONY OF ISRAEL, to GIVE THANKS to THE NAME OF THE LORD. (5) For thrones are set there for judgment, the thrones of THE HOUSE of DAVID. (6) PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM: (Ps.135:21—Blessed be the Lord out of ZION, who dwells in JERUSALEM!) May they prosper who loves you. (7) PEACE be within YOUR WALLS, PROSPERITY within your palaces.” (8) For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, PEACE be WITHIN YOU.” (9) because OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD OUR GOD I WILL SEEK YOUR GOOD.)
Returning to Gen. 28:22--And THIS STONE which I have SET AS A PILLAR shall be GOD’S HOUSE, (1 Tim. 3:15—But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, WHICH IS THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, WHICH IS THE PILLAR and GROUND of THE TRUTH.) (1) Peter 2:4—Coming to Him as to a LIVING STONE, rejected indeed by men, but CHOSEN by GOD and PRECIOUS, YOU also as LIVING STONES, are BEING BUILT UP A SPIRITUAL HOUSE, A HOLY PRIESTHOOD to offer up SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES ACCEPTABLE to GOD through JESUS CHRIST. (6) Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, ‘BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHIEF CORNERSTONE, ELECT, PRECIOUS, and he who believes on HIM will by no means be put to shame.) Returning to Gen. 28:21--and of ALL that YOU GIVE ME I will surely GIVE A TENTH to YOU.”
Ps. 24:6—This is JACOB, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your Face. Ps. 25:4—Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall HE TEACH in THE WAY that HE CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DECENDANTS shall INHERIT THE EARTH. (14) The SECRET of the LORD is with those who FEAR HIM, and He will show them HIS COVENANT. Is. 49:6—Indeed He says, ‘it is too small a thing that You should be My servant to RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU as A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH! (8) Thus says the Lord, The Redeemer of Israel, their HOLY ONE, -“Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because the Lord who is faithful, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; and HE HAS CHOSEN YOU. (8) Thus says the Lord: “In an acceptable time I have HEARD YOU and in the day of salvation I have HELPED YOU; I will PRESERVE YOU and give YOU AS A COVENANT to the people TO RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them TO INHERIT the desolate heritages; (9) That YOU may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth, to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.
Ps.85:1—Lord, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of JACOB. (2) You have forgiven the iniquity of YOUR PEOPLE; You have COVERED ALL THEIR SIN, (3) You have taken away all YOUR WRATH; You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger. (4) RESTORE us, O GOD of OUR SALVATION, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. (5) WILL YOU BE ANGRY WITH US FOREVER? (Micah 7:18—Who is a GOD like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of THE REMNANT of HIS HERITAGE? He does NOT RETAIN HIS ANGER FOREVER, because HE DELIGHTS in MERCY. (19) He will AGAIN have COMPASSION on us, and SUBDUE our INIQUITES. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. (20) YOU will GIVE TRUTH to JACOB and MERCY to ABRAHAM, which YOU HAVE SWORN to OUR FATHERS from days of old.) Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? (6) Will You not REVIVE US AGAIN, that YOUR PEOPLE may REJOICE in YOU? (7) Show US Your MERCY, O Lord, and grant us YOUR SALVATION. (8) I will HEAR what GOD the Lord will speak, for He will speak PEACE to HIS PEOPLE and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly. (9) Surely HIS SALVATION is NEAR to THOSE who FEAR Him that GLORY may DWELL in OUR LAND. (10) MERCY and TRUTH have met together; RIGHTEOUSNESS and PEACE have KISSED each other. (11) TRUTH will SPRING out of THE EARTH, and RIGHTEOUSNESS shall look down from heaven. (12) Yes, the Lord will give THAT WHAT IS GOOD; and OUR LAND will yield its INCREASE. (13) RIGHTEOUSNESS will go before Him and shall make HIS FOOTSTEPS our PATHWAY. Pro. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be REMOVED, but the wicked will not INHABIT the EARTH.
Num. 25:12—Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him MY COVENANT of PEACE; (13) and it shall be to him and HIS DESCENDANTS after him A COVENANT OF AN EVERLASTING PRIESTHOOD, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of ISRAEL. Is. 54:9—For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I HAVE SWORN that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. (10) For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but MY KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART FROM YOU NOR SHALL MY COVENANT OF PEACE BE REMOVED,” says the Lord, who has MERCY on you. (11) O you afflicted ones, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. (12) I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. (13) ALL YOUR CHILDREN SHALL BE TAUGHT BY THE LORD, and GREAT shall be the PEACE of your CHILDREN. (14) In RIGHTEOUSNESS you shall be ESTABLISHED; You shall be far from OPPRESSION, for YOU SHALL NOT FEAR, and FROM TERROR, for it SHALL NOT COME NEAR YOU. (15) Indeed they shall surely assemble, but NOT because of ME. Whoever assembles AGAINST you SHALL FALL for YOUR SAKE. (16) Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created THE SPOILER to DESTROY. (17) NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER, and every TONGUE which rises against you IN JUDGMENT you shall condemn. THIS is the HERITAGE of the servants of the Lord, and THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS is FROM ME, says the Lord.
Hebrews 8:7—For if that FIRST COVENANT had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. (8) Because finding FAULT with them, He says, “BEHOLD, THE DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD WHEN I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE of ISRAEL and WITH THE HOUSE of JUDAH—(9) NOT according to THE COVENANT that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; BECAUSE they DID NOT CONTINUE in MY COVENANT, and I DISREGARDED them says the Lord. (10) For THIS is THE COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days, says the Lord; I will PUT MY LAWS IN THEIR MIND and WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (11) NONE of them shall TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR and NONE HIS BROTHER, saying, KNOW THE LORD,’ for ALL SHALL KNOW ME, FROM the LEAST of THEM to the GREATEST OF THEM. (12) “For I will be MERCIFUL to THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and THEIR SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE. (13) In that He says, “A NEW COVENANT.” He has made THE FIRST OBSOLETE and growing old is READY TO VANISH AWAY. Deut. 5:2—The Lord our God made a COVENANT with us in HOREB. (3) The Lord did not make this COVENANT with our fathers, but WITH US, THOSE WHO ARE HERE TODAY, ALL of US WHO ARE ALIVE.
Ps.37:11—But THE MEEK shall inherit the earth, and shall DELIGHT themselves in the abundance of PEACE. Ps. 72:5—They shall fear You as long as the sun and moon endure, THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. (6) He shall come down like RAIN upon the mown grass, (Is. 40:6—ALL FLESH is GRASS.) like SHOWERS that WATER the EARTH. (7) In His days the RIGHTEOUS shall flourish and abundance of PEACE, until the moon is no more. (8) He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Ps. 147:11—The Lord takes pleasure in those who FEAR Him, in those who HOPE in HIS MERCY, (12) Praise the Lord, O JERUSALEM! Praise your God, O ZION (13) For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; HE HAS BLESSED YOUR CHILDREN within you. (14) He makes PEACE in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. (19) He declared HIS WORD to JACOB, HIS STATUTES and HIS JUDGMENTS to ISRAEL. (20) He has not dealt thus with any nation: and as for HIS JUDGMENTS they have NOT KNOWN THEM. Deut. 4:9—Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you FORGET the things your eyes have seen, (in the word) and lest they DEPART from YOUR HEART all the days of your life. And teach them to YOUR CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN, (10) ESPECIALLY concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in HOREB, when the Lord said to Me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I WILL LET THEM HEAR MY WORDS that they may learn TO FEAR ME all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their CHILDREN.
Mal.4:4—Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I COMMANDED HIM in HOREB for ALL ISRAEL, with THE STATUTES and JUDGMENTS. (5) Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet BEFORE the COMING of THE GREAT and DREADFUL DAY of THE LORD. (6) And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse. Deut. 4:30—When you are in DISTRESS, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when YOU TURN to THE LORD your GOD and OBEY HIS VOICE. (31) for the Lord your God is a MERCIFUL GOD. He will NOT FORSAKE you nor DESTROY you, nor FORGET THE COVENANT of YOUR FATHERS WHICH HE SWORE TO THEM. (35) To you it was shown, that you might KNOW the LORD HIMSELF is GOD; there is none other besides Him. (36) OUT OF HEAVEN HE LET YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, that HE MIGHT INSTRUCT YOU; on earth HE SHOWED YOU His great FIRE, (Jere 23:29—Is not MY WORD like a FIRE? Says the Lord.) and you HEARD HIS WORDS OUT OF THE MIDST OF THE FIRE. (37) And because He loved your fathers, therefore HE CHOSE THEIR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM:)
Is. 41:8—But, you ISRAEL, are My servant, JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN, THE DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM MY FRIEND, (9) You whom I have taken from THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you. You are My servant, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU and have NOT CAST YOU AWAY.
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Dearest Sharon... This is another excellent study! You have chosen Scriptures that help us understand how God's wisdom and power join together with His LOVE and compassion to steer His children toward peace and salvation. These passages help us to feel God's Love as we learn about His Truth. Above all, your study helps us understand God's Word even better because of the way you've tied the Scriptures together! Well done...AGAIN! I love you. Peggy