In God's Word: Seek Peace

September 12, 2018 - The Thirty Fourth Psalm is a passage of scripture that tells all who desire to know the living God that we are to taste and see that the Lord is good.

We are to seek his face and know that he is our refuge and our shield in times of trouble.

One particular verse in this book of the Psalm is especially dear to me for it describes my own salvation as the Lord lifted me from my place of darkness and placed me into the light of Christ Jesus.

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4)

And a second says; “This poor man cried, and the Lord saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalm 34:6)

Those two verses tell the story of how the Lord God lifted me from the grip of sin, removed me from all condemnation, and now I am forever at rest in his arms, at peace with myself. 

As king David said in verse one; “I will praise the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1)

Do you know the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Master, if so then join with me as the Psalmist says;

“My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” (Psalm 34:2-3)

Let us boast of nothing of this world but boast only of the love, grace and mercy of the Lord. Let us tell all of the greatness of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, how he gave of himself, dying in agony on the cross that all people may be able to receive his free gift of life eternal.

“Those who look to him are radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed.” (Psalm 34:5)

It is easy for the redeemed of God to be happy, we have the eternal assurance of Christ Jesus, knowing that we will never be ashamed, never be condemned for our past sins, but always be at rest in the arms of our Lord.

How hard it is for the truly born-again Christian to be drawn down by the things of this world, if we only keep our eyes focused on the Lord we cannot be touched by the evils of this world, our souls will never perish but will live forever in heaven with the Lord.

“The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.” (Psalm 34:22)

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” (Psalm 34:19)

“When the righteous cry out for help, the Lord hears them and delivers them our of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17) 

No matter the situation, the Lord is ready to lift the righteous up out of harms way whenever he is needed.

“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14)

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord, turn from your evil ways, love your neighbor as yourself, seek peace with others through the Lord and you will then find the peace and joy that only comes in Christ Jesus. May his blessings be yours this day and forever…