You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.Isaiah 26:3(ISV)
In Isaiah 26 we see the prophet rehearsing a song of trust in the provision of God – he sings of how God will restore Israel, who will once again walk in righteousness and peace. After the coming judgement for their sin, a day will dawn when Israel will be redeemed and restored, and they will walk in the paths of righteousness and be covered with God’s blanket of peace, for when the eyes of the hearts are focused on the Lord, His perfect peace stills the soul and floods the heart.
And this is equally true of the church today, for when Christians set their thoughts of their hearts of Christ Jesus, they are flooded with an inner peace – an inexplicable peace… a perfect peace that only comes from above
In the Psalms we read that righteousness and peace kiss each other and the peace for which we all crave, only comes as a result of righteousness. When the sinner-man trusts in Christ as saviour, he is clothed in Christ’s righteousness and receives peace with God. When the saved-man, who is clothed in Christ’s own righteousness, walks in spirit and truth, he maintains fellowship with the Father and receives the perfect peace of God, which passes our comprehension.
Yes, indeed God gives the one who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ as saviour PEACE WITH GOD - and He will keep the believer in Christ Jesus covered in His own perfect peace, by giving us the PEACE OF GOD which transcends human understanding. Let us ensure that the thoughts of our hearts are fixed on the Lord Jesus moment by moment as we take every thought captive to Him, for God has promised to keep in perfect peace all who trust in Him and fasten the eyes of their hearts upon Him.
Loving Father I pray that the thoughts of my heart and the meditation of my mind be centred on You moment by moment, so that the righteousness and peace of Christ will kiss my life as I walk in spirit and truth… in the power of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.