Judges 6:23-24 NKJV

Then the Lord said to him, "Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die." So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The Lord is Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

After Gideon had a supernatural encounter with an angel, he was afraid. He watched the angel cause the rock on which his sacrifice was laid light up with fire and consume the sacrifice. Then he watched the angel disappear. God spoke peace to him and told him not to be afraid. Gideon responded by building an altar at that location and naming it YHWH Shalom (The Lord is Peace). Have we ever had an experience where God spoke peace to us or ministered His peace to us so that fear went away? The Bible reveals names that God was known by that illustrated His character. Let us identify our Lord by what He has done for us. As we worship Him, may we declare, "Lord, you are my peace."

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