Bible Verse: The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:26

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:4-7

The third part of this blessing is God’s peace, a gift that comes primarily through the Holy Spirit. Paul wrote, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:7)

Mixed in this verse is the word guard and the promise of peace which comes by keeping us focused on Christ. This is the Holy Spirit’s work. The Holy Spirit keeps us resting in Christ, enabling us to believe and to know with certainty that Jesus has paid for our sins. The Holy Spirit assures us that our Lord will take care of us, no matter what. The Holy Spirit guides our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

All of this gives us peace. It doesn’t matter what is going on in our lives right now or in the future — good, or not so good — we have this amazing peace of God which transcends understanding.

What a tremendous gift it is to be able to have peace when the future — humanly speaking — is uncertain, and when you face uncertainty. Because of the Father’s care and because Jesus has secured us in the grace of God, we may live in peace.

This final blessing is intended to complete us. God’s blessings empower us to be a blessing to others — to make an impact. Once again, it is a gift for life that we use to bring life into other people’s hearts.

Knowing this, who do you need to pray God’s blessings for today?

— Rick Verkerk, Promise Keepers Canada


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