Scripture Reading

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Insight on the Word

In a world filled with unrest, conflict and turmoil there is no place to truly find peace. Peace however is God’s promise to all believers. But peace does not come automatically. It is available when two things are present in our lives: thinking on and trusting in God.

1) We must keep our mind “stayed” on the Lord. We are to constantly consider God and His Word in our thought life. We are not to vacillate between the world and God. When thoughts contrary to the Word attempt to enter our mind, we are to practice 2 Corinthians 10:5: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” All of our thoughts must be brought into line with the Word of God; our thoughts must be “transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)

2) We must also trust in God. We are not to think so much on our problems, but rather on the God of our solutions. Indeed God’s peace is only for those who trust Him. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

If we fail to discipline our thinking, we disobey God. In disobedience: “There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” (Isaiah 57:21) Indeed the promise of Isaiah 26:3, is a promise for all men of all ages who meet the condition of keeping the mind stayed on God, and who trust in Him at all times, in all things, and in all places. Truly God will: “keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

Speak the Word — I will keep my mind stayed on the Lord! (Isaiah 26:3)

Daily Bible Reading — Deuteronomy 29 – 31