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11 Sept 2017-WE ARE PR’S OF GOD’S LOVE AND PEACE-Bible Verse Series-Rev.George Varughese

WE ARE PR’S [PERMANENT RECIPIENTS] OF GOD’S LOVE AND PEACE

Bible Verse Series

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
Says the Lord who has compassion on you. (NASB) Isaiah 54:10

Word Studies 1

  • English, But My lovingkindness
  • from Hebrew, 2617a. chesed, goodness, kindness

Word Studies 2

  • English, peace
  • 7965. shalom, peace
    • completeness, soundness, welfare, peace

Word Studies 3

  • English, compassion
  • from 7355. racham, compassion
    • to love, have compassion

Scripture study:

  • the mountains, the hills juxtaposed with My lovingkindness, My covenant of peace
    • the mountains may be removed
      • the hills may shake,
    • My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
      • My covenant of peace will not be shaken

juxtaposed, the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect

Backdrop of Isaiah 53:

  • prophecy of the coming forth of the Messiah, the suffering servant Isaiah 52:13-53:1-12

Backdrop of Isaiah 54:

  • promise to the barren Isaiah 54:1-10
    • “For a brief moment I forsook you,
      But with great compassion I will gather you. Isaiah 54:7
    • “In an outburst of anger
      I hid My face from you for a moment,
      But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,”
      Says the Lord your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:8
  • promise to the afflicted Isaiah 54:11-17

 


“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LordIsaiah 54:17 (NASB)

 

Word Studies 1

  • English, heritage
  • 5159. nachalah, inheritance
  • possession, property, inheritance

Word Studies 2

  • English, vindication 
  • 6666. tsedaqah, righteousness

Word Studies 3

  • English, of the servants
  • 5650. avdei, a servant — bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.

God ensures our victory, but God wants us to enforce our victory!

  • weapons will be formed against us, but will not prosper
  • tongues will accuse us in judgment, but we will condemn (not God, but us)

Key Meaning:

Promise / Covenant of Love Isaiah 54:10

  • this comes from God, the Author of Love
    • promised to love: that includes God’s kindness (hesed) and God’s peace (shalom)

Promise of Protection Isaiah 54:17

  • this comes from God, the Author of Peace
  • as we enforce our victory / take our stand

 

 

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