“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all!”
2 Thess. 3:16
My devotional today…one verse.
The Lord of Peace
at ALL times
Matthew Henry comments on the wonder of this prayer and promise:
The apostle prays for the Thessalonians. And let us desire the same blessings for ourselves and our friends. Peace with God. This peace is desired for them always, or in every thing. Peace by all means; in every way; that, as they enjoyed the means of grace, they might use all method to secure peace.
We need nothing more to make us safe and happy, nor can we desire any thing better for ourselves and our friends, than to have God’s gracious presence with us and them–no matter where we are, if God be with us; nor who is absent, if God be present. It is through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we hope to have peace with God, and to enjoy the presence of God. This grace is all in all to make us happy; though we wish ever so much to others, there remains enough for ourselves.
I pray that you may have peace in every way today…from the Lord Himself, the Lord of Peace and Grace.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
2 Thess. 3:16 (NIV)
[Brief disclaimer for my blogging absence the past few months. Many new travels, places, battles, faces...and little discipline to write through it all. Your patience is appreciated as I press on with writing, albeit, with small steps.]