Peace of the Children

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.  In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

Isaiah 54:13-14

It seems today that much is said about “peace,” but there is actually very little of it in the world.  The peace of God is sadly unknown to most people.  While I do not yet have children, I would think that one of the things that most parents would want for their children is for them to have peace in their lives.  No parent would want their child to experience a life of turmoil, heartache and struggle.  They want them to lead a life in which they are at peace both outwardly and inwardly.  In the same way, these are also the things that we would desire for our own lives.  We want to be at peace.  We want to be “far from oppression.”  We want to “not fear” and be far from terror.  Those are all desirable things that any person, believer or not, would want in their lives.  And I think these verses give us a key to getting them:

“And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord…”

This leads to the “great peace” mentioned in the next part of the verse.  I love the way the Bible words things.  They “shall be taught of the Lord.”  That phrase “taught of the Lord” could mean “taught by the Lord” and it could mean “taught about the Lord.”  I think both are true and either would make sense in this passage.  It is the Lord Who teaches us and what He teaches is more about Himself.  What a glorious thought!

If we want our children (or ourselves) to have that “great peace,” we need to be “taught of the Lord.”

4 responses to this post.

  1. This is such a thought provoking post! I can’t get over how much wisdom is packed in those two verses. I agree…it is so important to be taught about the Lord and to be taught by the Lord. I am so thankful that the Lord is willing to teach all who come to Him; that He actually calls out to us. It makes me think of these words:

    ” 28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
    30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

    Thank you so much, Ben. This is such a great post!


  2. This just gives me such comfort. Each day that I go to Him and read blogs that share about Him, my peace is increased and I feel more and more nestled in Him. 🙂 Thank you so much, Ben!


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