The Lord Be With You Today!
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;
(The result of righteousness
that comes from our attempts at goodness is only a blurred shadow
of the complete and perfect holy virtue and uprightness of God.
And one astounding result of His righteousness is complete peace for us,
that fullness of the shalom of prosperity, health, and wellbeing.
And He extends that peace, that shalom rest, to us today,
peace between us and God and peace between us and others,
a peace that passes all human understanding.)
its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
(The word for fruit and effect literally means service or work.
God is doing a work in us today of righteousness,
and that righteousness is not without effect,
a work that produces in us His peace and His calm assurance.
Today, the Lord is serving us, working out in us
His peace and assurance in Him.
His sovereign righteousness provides calm in the middle of difficulties,
tranquility in the middle of challenges,
and serenity in the middle of disappointment—
not because the difficulties, the challenges, the disappointments
are any less real, but because we yield
to His work of righteousness in us
and to the resulting fruit of His peace.
May the Lord richly bless you this Day!
In Christ’s love,
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