When a man’s ways please Adonai, He makes even the man’s enemies be at peace with him.
Today our family was in the midst of a heart breaking situation of what felt like to us a grave injustice. Indeed I believe that even Adonai would say that there was injustice in His eyes too. Each of us drove home with hearts laid out and ripe to either praise God for what we don’t see or let our own suffering and senses be subject to the enemies whims and curse, complain, and bemoan like victims. To pray for our enemies and bless or reek with bitterness and accusation.
As I sit and ask Him to empty me of all thoughts and feeling that will not bring Him glory (and I will admit that when He did I felt completely empty. I.E. I was full of those kinds of thoughts and feelings) the above scripture dropped before me and I before it.
Even to this day when this scripture had been taught about and expounded upon it has dug deep into the reservoir of externals. Please God = no enemies, or enemy fire, or enemy-like situations. And indeed there are times when God calls a cease fire from the enemy encampment around us. But tonight He dug into the wells of the internal and there by the eternal. Ever had Him do that and sit back and go “Wow!” As if you are reading words you know you’ve read a thousand times for the first time?
Here is what He taught me tonight.
My Child most the time the peace being referred to in this Word of Mine is given within you. The enemies may be hounding, railing, misjudging, and even seemingly prevailing all around you. But the peace I give puts such a protective shield around you that the attacks and injustice done loses its ability to steal your peace and trust in Me. The outward circumstances change not, but the inward environment of your soul is transformed so completely that nothing can touch you. The enemy may not have peace inside them with you. .. but you see them at peace with you united with Me.
The offering up of all your thoughts, your perspectives, and indeed your right to feel even righteous anger to Me creates this peace. When you stand on and speak into your soul “Adonai gives and Adonai takes. .. blessed be the name of Adonai; may His glory reign” peace of assurance of My total justice pervades every crack and My Light of Truth and Grace makes the way clear before you. Seeing that peace means completeness in Me. .. how much more “at peace” can anything be from within or without?
Then He turned my attention to verse 6 of Proverbs 16.
Grace and Truth atone for iniquity, and people turn from evil through fear of Adonai.
I fear more not glorifying God than what this situation could turn out like. .. even if the worst should happen, I chose to believe His Grace and Truth are the prevailing forces at work no matter what I see. Peace, completeness, absolute Protection. .. it’s True! Glory to God whose ways truly are much higher and unlike mine, whose thoughts are the paths of peace!
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah