The end of Numbers chapter 6 records very specific words that God gave to Aaron and his sons to speak over the children of Israel. These words were not instructions but rather, they were words of confirmation, words of affirmation, words of love and words of peace. God said that these words would “put His name on the children of Israel.” This was God’s promise to provide peace. Isaiah 26:3 says “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts You.” The key to peace is trust; it is not the absence of trouble or the fulfillment of our wildest dreams. Peace is very simply being sure that God is in control, that I am His sheep in His pasture, being led, fed, protected and loved by God Almighty. As Israel departed from “The Mountain of God”, God wanted them to be sure that no matter what they faced He would be present, that no matter how they feared, He would be active and no matter what they endured He would fulfill His promises to Him. God’s peace has not changed, it is complete, it is active, it is present and it is available; it’s only cost is that we trust God to be good, to be kind, to be love and to be present.

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