Are you delighting in God and His shalom?

Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good tidings, who proclaims peace! Nahum 1:15.Jehovah_Shalom_610_345

Peace, shalom; Strong’s # 7965. Definition: Completeness, wholeness, peace, health, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony; the result of the eviction of annoyance, irritation and distress.

Shalom is from the root verb shalam, meaning, “to be complete, perfect (fully mature) and full.” The presence of shalom is more than the absence of war, conflict and the manifestation of aggravations; it is the wholeness that the entire human race longs for.

Psalm 35:27, God delights in the shalom (the wholeness, the all-encompassing wellbeing) of His servant. Isaiah prophesied of the suffering of the Messiah, who would bring shalom to us. Isa. 53:5.

Surrender to His will and submission to his Word will bring inner rest, as we allow the peace (shalom) of God to “rule” in our hearts.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 02:32:14

    Nahum! I know the book well. Did a speech on it in college. There is verification for our God there. Not that we need proof for our God!

    Nahum gave four major prophecies concerning the city of Nineveh. They weren’t optimistic predictions for the great place. Of course, each one came true. Josh McDowell writes of this in “Evidence That Demands a Verdict.” Zephaniah, a contemporary of Nahum, also predicted Nineveh’s destruction. Isaiah forecast the fall of the Assyrians in the 10th chapter of the great manuscript God inspired him to write.

    Little is known of Nahum, whose name means “comfort.”

    His inspired book is an interesting place to find such a proclamation of peace. The first chapter speaks of our Awesome God. The third chapter deals with the complete destruction of Nineveh.

    Your post title is a great question; one that every man should consider.

    Thanks for another Hebrew word study, Manny.

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    • Mannyr
      Feb 17, 2013 @ 19:09:30

      Chris, thanks for the info very interesting. I think we miss so much in our searching the Scriptures especially the history and settings of the books of the Bible and also in the telling of these interesting people and places.

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