“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” (Is. 32:17).
Righteousness is a gift of God. “God made Jesus Christ who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Cor. 5:21). When we submit to God we immediately receive His gift of righteousness. We then have the responsibility to daily walk in His righteousness by the choices we make and the people we hand out with, resulting in the evidence of our heart of peace.
We will have peace within because Jesus takes away all condemnation and pronounces us righteous; and peace with others as we live a life of wisdom, love, honor, and trust in God. Relationships become stronger and more meaningful because our peace becomes contagious to others.
People like to be around people of peace. Peace is the ministry of life to the soul. Peace from others results as the principle of ‘sowing and reaping’ comes into effect. When we sow peace, we reap peace, if not through the ones we sow into, it will come through others that God sends our way.
God is committed to bring peace to us. The effect of a life purposed in doing what’s right, is quietness (peace) and confidence (strength) forever. God’s righteousness will stabilize you and prepare you for unlimited favor with God and people.
I have the righteousness and peace of God that gives me confidence and strength to rule my world.
Read the Bible in One Year: Job 28,29; Acts 13:1-25.