Stayed Mind & The Peace of God

From a Bruce Mahone class

Abundance of Peace 

Isaiah 26 3 - Perfect Peace

Ps. 4:5-8 – Thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety

Ps. 37:7-11 –  The meek shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace

Ps. 37:34-40 – The end of the perfect man is peace (vs. 34 – wait = expect)

Ps. 119:165 – Great peace have they which love thy law

Prov. 3:1-6 – God’s commandments add peace (vs. 2)

Prov. 3:13-18 – All the paths of wisdom are peace

Isa. 26:3-4 – Perfect peace whose mind is stayed (steadfast, steady)

Isa. 32:17 – The work (achievement) of righteousness shall be peace

Isa. 48:18 – Peace like a river

Phil. 4:6-7 – Peace shall guard your hearts

Fixed Heart

Deuteronomy 11 18-19

Deut. 11:18-28 – I set before you a blessing and a curse (vs. 26)

Deut. 32:44-47 – Set your hearts unto all the words (vs. 46)

Ps. 1:1-3 – Meditate day & night (vs. 2 )

Ps. 108:1 – Fixed (steadfast) heart

Ps. 112:1-8a – Fixed: firm, steadfast; established: sustained, steady, upheld (vss. 7, 8)

Ps. 119:165 – Great peace have they that love thy law

Isa. 26:3-4 – Stayed on thee – steadfast (Expos. Bible Comm.), well stayed, steady (Intl. Critical Commentary)

Isa. 50:7-9 – Confounded: disgraced; set (established, fixed) like flint

Ezek. 14:1-8 – Setteth up his idols in his heart (vs. 7)

Zech. 7:8-13 – They made their hearts as an adamant stone (vs. 12)

I Cor 15:51-58 – Be ye steadfast, unmoveable (vs. 58)

Patiently Determined

Psalm 37 7Ps 37:7  – Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him

Ps 40:1 – I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry

Luke 8:15 – Having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience

Luke 21:19 – In your patience possess ye your souls (NASB: by your endurance you will gain your lives)

Rom 5:3-5 – Knowing that tribulation worketh patience

This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have only a  hope of future joys – we can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles.  Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us a patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us. (JB Phillips)

Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation (thlipsis – mental pressure), continuing instant (continuing steadfast, faithful, to persevere and not to faint, to show one’s self courageous for) in prayer

Col 1:9-11 – All patience and longsuffering with joyfulness

2 Thes 1:1-4 – Your patience (perseverance, steadfastness) and faith

Peacefully Radiant

Look to yourself: you become miserable

Comparing PeacePsalm 77 – I have considered the days of old; commune with mine own heart (vss 5-6)

Prov 18:2 – A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart discover itself

Look to others: you become distracted

Psalm 73:1-28 – I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked (vs 3)

2 Cor 10:12 – They measuring themselves by themselves are not wise

Look to God: you become peacefully radiant

Psalm 34:1-22 – They looked unto him, and were radiant (vs 5 – ASV and others)

Isa 26:3 – Perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee

Heb 3:1 – Consider the apostle and high priest…Christ Jesus

Heb 12:2-3 – Looking unto Jesus…consider him who endured

2 Cor 4:18 – We look not at the things which are seen, but not seen

Col 3:1-2 –  Set  your affection (mind/thoughts) on things above

Confess The Word

Heb 10 23Rom 10:9-10 – Confession (acknowledgement) unto salvation

Heb 10:23 – Let us hold fast the confession of the hope

Heb 11:13 – They confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth

Heb 13:15 – The fruit of our lips confessing his name

Mat 4:1-11 – Jesus Christ confessed “It is written”

2 Kings 4:8-37 – The Shunammite confessed “It is well” (vs. 26)

Rom 8:31-39 – Paul confessed “I am persuaded” (vs. 38)

Ps 35:27-28 – My tongue shall speak of thy righteousness

Giving Thanks Always

In Everything Give ThanksPhil. 1:3-6 – Be thankful when we pray for one another

Phil. 4:6-9 – Let your own requests be made known to God with thanksgiving

Eph. 5:18-20 – Giving thanks always for all things

Col. 1:12-13 – Giving thanks unto the father…partakers of the inheritance of the saints

Col. 2:6,7 – Abounding with thanksgiving (overflowing with gratitude)

Col. 3:15-17 – Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, and be ye thankful

Col. 4:2-4 – Pray with thanksgiving for a door of utterance to open

1 Thes. 5:16-18 – In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God

1 Tim. 1:12-15 – Paul called to ministry

1 Tim. 2:1-6 – Give thanks for all men…for all that are in authority

Phm 4-6 – I thank my God, making mention of thee in my prayers

Persistence in Prayer

Philipians 4 6Luke 18:1-8 – Men ought always to pray, and not to faint

Gen 18:20-33 – Abraham reasoned with God about Sodom’s destruction

2 Kings 4:18-37 – He walked in the house to and fro…child sneezed seven times

1 Kings 18:41-45 – Elijah prayed, and it rained – James 5:17-18

Mark 8:22-25 – Men as trees walking

Rom 1:8-13 – I purposed (determined) to come unto you, but was let (forbidden)

Col 4:1-4 – Praying…that God would open unto us a door of utterance (vs. 3)

Rom. 12:10-14 – Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering,  be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)

Be Still and Know

Be Still & Know That I am GodExod. 14:9-14 – Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord

Ruth 3:18 – Sit still until you know how the matter will fall

1 Sam. 9:27 – Stand thou still a while

1 Sam. 12:7 – Stand still that I may reason of the righteous acts of the Lord

2 Chr. 20:17 – Stand ye still and see the salvation of the Lord

Ps. 4:4 (5-8) – Stand in awe and be still

Ps. 37:7 – Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him

Ps. 46:1-2,10-11 – God is a very present help; be still and know that He is God (vss.1,10)

God’s Faithfulness

Great Is Thy FaithfulnessDeut. 7:7-9 – The LORD God is the faithful God

Ps. 36:5-9 – Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds

Ps. 92:1-5 – To show forth thy faithfulness every night (vs. 2)

Ps. 119:86 – All thy commandments are faithful

Ps. 119:90 – Thy faithfulness is unto all generations

Ps. 119:138 – Thy testimonies are very faithful

Lam. 3:22-23 – Great is thy faithfulness

1 Cor. 10:13 – God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able

I Thes. 5:23-24 – Faithful is he that calleth you

2 Thes. 3:3 – The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you and keep you from evil

2 Tim. 2:13 – If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful

Titus 1:9 – Holding fast the faithful word

1 John 1:9 – He is faithful and just to forgive