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The Steadfast of Mind

September 1, 2019

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The Steadfast of Mind

The steadfast  of mind  Thou wilt keep  in perfect peace,

Because  he trusts  in Thee.       Isaiah 26:3

Just who are  “the steadfast  of mind”  that will be kept  “in perfect peace?       Isaiah points out  that they are those  who honestly trust”  in the LORD God Almighty.     They are not wishy-washy,  first thinking the Bible is true  —  and then thinking they don’t believe  this  or  that part of it.     Those kinds of people  only want to believe whatever they “feel”  will benefit them  and give them entry  into heaven  no matter what they do in this life.

But,  Isaiah refuses  to cave in  to that kind of selfish worldliness.

If one honestly longs  for the true  “perfect peace”  of our Creator, Redeemer,  they must be and remain  in the truths of God  in His word  —  the Bible.     They cannot fiddle with the many teachings  and imaginations  of all sorts of people,  who actually only want  to make a name for themselves.     Those are the ones  who hold themselves  above the LORD,  who created all things.     They feel their imaginations are worth more  than God’s true word,  which has proven itself  all throughout history.

To be  “steadfast of mind”,  one must dwell  on God’s word  and honestly see  that it  really does historically show  how God has kept all  of His promises  down through the ages.     Based on historical truths,  one puts his faith  in the LORD God Almighty,  our Savior  Christ Jesus.

Seeing truth,  one becomes  “steadfast  of mind”.     Studying God’s word,  we become built up  in the truth  of our eternal salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus.     These are the ones  whom God keeps  in perfect peace”.

The “steadfast  of mind”  remain in God  —  and God remains in them.     That’s fellowship with God  based on the truths  of His word.     And —  that becomes our  “perfect peace”.     It’s a “peace” through all of our challenges  in this sinful world,  because we know  of a surety  Jesus has already won the victory  for us.

Our study  of God’s word  needs to be  of true translations  —  not paraphrases or interpretations.     It’s what God actually said  that is most important  —  not someone else’s opinion.

Then,  in the “perfect peace”  of trusting,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for leading us  in Your wondrous truths and peace.”

Love,
Margaret

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Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
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How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
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Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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