Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
(Isaiah 32:17 (NIV))
This passage is taken from a book that talks about the coming righteousness and how the ways of the world will be turned upside down.
No longer will the fool be called noble
nor the scoundrel be highly respected.
(Isaiah 32:5 (NIV))
It also talks about the desert becoming fertile. In other words, righteousness will bring wisdom and blessing to an area that was lacking. It is recognized that Isaiah often spoke of the coming of the Messiah and how the world would be once He returns. If you read this passage from a personal level, it has so many wonderful implications!
Think about this when answering these questions.
Have you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior?
Have you fully embraced the righteousness that is yours through the grace and mercy freely given through Jesus?
Have you been given an inner peace that passes all understanding? Has the Holy Spirit given you a guietness in your soul? Do you have confidence in your salvation?
Isaiah’s words are much deeper than many people will admit. God’s Word is much deeper than many people will admit. The more that we draw near to God, the deeper the understanding that we are given. That understanding will bring righteousness and that righteousness will bring fruit into your lives. Take a look at your own life.
Do you possess peace, quietness and confidence?