Day 8 | Moses and the Ten Commandments
Exodus 32:15-18 & 20:1-20
Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The prophecy of Isaiah that the Messiah would bring peace to this troubled world must have been an encouraging word to God’s people. What exactly does this verse mean to the believer today? We still have individuals carrying out acts of evil against innocent people all around the world. Where is the peace?
In John 16:33, Jesus is attempting to prepare His disciples for the horrible events of His trial and crucifixion that was about to happen. Jesus is speaking in verse 33: “I have told you these things, so that you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble; but take heart! I have overcome the world.” Again in John 14:27, Jesus says: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” For the Christ follower, these words are so comforting because we don’t face struggles (trouble) alone. He (Jesus) is living in our hearts and is our “strength in times of trouble”. That is the Prince of Peace of whom Isaiah was speaking.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Memory Verse | Psalm 119:11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.