The Prince of Peace, Jesus, has given you God’s righteousness, peace, and assurance.

The Prince of Peace, Jesus, has given you God’s righteousness, peace, and assurance.

“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness [shaqat] and assurance [betach] forever.” (Isa 32:17)

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isa 9:6)

“For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power [dunamis], and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance [plerophoria]” (1Thes 1:5)

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest [anapausis] for your souls.” (Matt 11:29)

“that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery [musterion] of God, both of the Father and of Christ” (Col 2:2)

“And they do not rest day or night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Rev 4:8)

“For I am persuaded [peitho] that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 8:38-39)

“being confident [peitho] of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:6)

“But, beloved, we are confident [peitho] of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.” (Heb 6:9)

“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” (2Tim 1:12)

“And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.” (1Jn 3:19)

“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” (Heb 12:11)

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (Jm 3:18)

Reading: Isa 31-33; 1Cor 7