“Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Fear can be a paralyzing emotion, the birth place of every type of anxiety. But, it should have no place in the Christian’s life. Be anxious for nothing…let the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Fear and anxiety are literally the opposite of peace, an thus are the antithesis of the Christian life. So, how can you access this peace at all times, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances?
Phinehas found himself in a tough spot that threatened the peace of God’s people, and he made a radical choice to stand on the side of righteousness, “because he was zealous for his God.” And for that Yahweh made to him this amazing promise. “I give to him My covenant of peace; and it shall be to him and his descendants after him.” Why such a blessing for such a man? The psalmist might just give us the best explanation.
“Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace.” Psalms 37:37
“Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.” Psalms 119:165
If we amalgamate these thoughts it becomes clear. The blameless and upright man is he who is zealous for Yahweh, loves to obey Him, and experiences His peace. Y’shua promised it this way; “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you…let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” Y’shua implanted in us the desire to be blameless and upright. Walking out a blameless and upright life is exactly how you guard your heart and mind, cast out fear, and experience a peace that surpasses all understanding!