Friday, April 24, 2015


Two things I hadn’t put together before, that appear in the NASB translation of Isaiah 39:8: Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good." For he thought, "For there will be peace and truth in my days."

I’ve heard peace and prosperity linked, and peace and justice, but it hadn’t occurred to me that peace and truth need each other also. Without peace truth becomes scarce, and without truth peace won't last.

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The confidence that the speaking of the proper truth would result in peace and truth struck me as I read the verse. I am more quickly cynical, expecting that the word of the Lord will fall on deaf ears.

I have to figure he is closer to the mind of the Lord than I am.