The Thought for the Week this week was written by Rosalind Creighton

by Susie Jean Sharkey


'The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and 
assurance forever.' Isaiah 32:7

 

This righteousness that brings us peace is not our own efforts to be good. We've probably all tried our best at times to be holy in our own strength and instead of finding peace, we become frustrated with ourselves and our failure to be as good as we truly want to be. Thank God that the righteousness that brings peace is the righteousness of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. His death, His sacrifice and His righteousness bring us peace.

And when we grasp this wonderful truth, then the effect of trusting in Jesus' righteousness will be peace and quietness and assurance forever- something that will never be achieved by our own efforts or anything this world has to offer! 'The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save...He will quiet you with His love.' (Zephaniah 3:17) Praise His name!