Isaiah 48:18, 22 NKJV

Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

"There is no peace," says the Lord, "for the wicked."

The prophet Isaiah conveys a message from God that makes it plain that following God's instructions is essential in enjoying consistent peace. The Lord said that heeding His commandments causes peace to flow like a river. There is a song that says, "I've got peace like a river in my soul." This passage gives the qualifier for that statement. Verse 22 says that the wicked have no peace. Through verse 18 we understand that constant peace comes from living in accordance with God's Word. There is never a better way than God's way to love and enjoy life. So, when we find peace missing in action, we must prayerfully examine our lives in light of the Word of God and find where adjustments need to be made.

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