Aquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace.
Always remember if you have lost your peace, then you have headed down a wrong road somewhere.
Isaiah 26:3. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.In John 14:27 Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you: not as the world give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.Ephesians 2:14. For He is our peace who hath made both one and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.Psalm 119:165. Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
The Hebrews children had peace in the furnace.
Paul and Silas had peace in prison.
Paul had peace in his bonds.
When you lose your peace get alone with God!
Job 22:21 says, "Aquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace."
People go to Bible college and spend years learning all they can know about Jesus and never know Jesus.
They become aquainted with religion, but God is a stranger.
You can call people up and ask about me, you can read what's been wrote about me, but if you really want to know me, spend time with me. The same thing is true of the Lord.
Let's look at the next part of this verse; thereby good shall come unto thee.The better you get to know Jesus, the more personal your relationship, the better it is for you.
The scripture says that besides having peace, good will come unto thee.
Verse 22 says, receive, I pray thee the law from His mouth and lay up His words in thine heart.The mouth and the heart need to agree. In fact, they will agree, because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
To aquaint - to become familiar or conversant, to gain a personal knowledge of.Familiar - to be thoroughly conversant, informal, unceremonious and unconstrained. God isn't looking for formality or ceremony. He is looking for fellowship. I am not saying that certain formalities or ceremonies should be left undone, but that those alone without the fellowship is not enough.
When Debbie and I were married there was a ceremony, but that ceremony is not what has kept us together. Our fellowship has kept us together.
God is calling us to get aquainted with Him, to be familiar, to be conversant, and to be at peace.
If you need healed and you are trying to believe for your healing, you need to know Jesus as you healer.
Lay up His words (vs.22) on healing in your heart, meditate them, spend time alone with Jesus until you know him as your healer.
I first knew Jesus as Savior and Lord. Since then, he is my healer, friend, provider, and the list goes on.
Our text tells us of the blessing of being close to our Lord; of a personal relationship with Him.
2. Good will come to you .
3. Return to him and he will lift you up. (vs. 23)
4. Needs met. Poverty destroyed. (vs. 24)
5. Defence and more than enough.
6. Able to look unto Him: Righteousness.
7. Prayers heard and vows paid.
8. Your words established. (Would you like to have everything you said today to be established?)
9. Your way lighted.
10. Ability to lift up those that are cast down.
11. He will use you to deliver the innocent.
Broken fellowship doesn't always mean broken relationship. But if the fellowship is not restored, then the relationship becomes weak and in danger. Any relationship without fellowship is in danger. That's why Jesus has told us by His Word to neglect not the assembling of ourselves together, especially as we see the end drawing near, because fellowship strengthens relationship.
Jesus is calling today, calling his children to become aquainted, familiar and conversant with Him, to receive the law from His mouth. He is calling the one whose fellowship with Him is broken or weak. He is calling to the one who has never known Jesus as Savior to come and aquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace.Return to the Almighty and He will lift you up.
WHEN PEACE IS LOST