Sunday, June 05, 2011

Seek Peace and Pursue It

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.


14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

What is the Lord saying to the churches today? What this writer hears comes directly from Psalm 34:

1. His praise must be continually in our mouth.

2. Seek peace and pursue it.

One of the greatest gifts the Lord gives us is our peace and quietness. In the midst of a raging world, we have inner peace and quietness. We are given this gift as something we can enjoy but it is also something that is necessary for our walk with the Lord.

1 Peter 4:7

... Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

Our inner peace and quiet is necessary so that we can pray. When we pray, we should approach the Lord with thanks, praise and rejoicing. We enter His gates with praise…

Psalm 100:4

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name

This world appears to be coming apart at the seams. What can we do? We can seek peace and pursue it. We can keep His praise in our mouth at all times. We can pray. We can stand on the Word of the Lord as if it were fact, because it is fact. What God has said is more real than any humans perceived “reality.” Let God be true and every man a liar.

Romans 3:4

Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar.

What is going on in the world right now? Lots of things, but what we really need to know is that the Restrainer is still retraining and He will continue to do so until He is taken out of the way. The Lord is at work daily. As long as He continues to retrain we should be doing the things we know we should be doing. Each of us has a different calling in this life but some things are common for all of us. We should all keep His praise in our mouth at all times and we should seek peace and pursue it.

These are the things this writer hears the Lord saying today. Grace and peace