I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants–but let them not turn to folly. Psalm 85:8
Peace is something that most people want all over the world. They are searching for peace or ways to have peace. Yet, as they search for peace, it never seems to be found.
For short periods of time some find a little peace, but it does not last. Some will find peace in getting away from everyone and everything. Others find peace when there is no direct battles going on and everything is going their way. While each of these has signs of peace, they are not real peace and it does not last.
One of the sons of Korah states that he will listen to what God has to say. One thing that God promised was peace to His people. His people are those who are faithful to Him. However, there is one requirement, they must not turn to folly.
Believing in Jesus brings about a peace the world cannot understand. It is peace in knowing the salvation He provides and peace despite the troubles that are occurring in one’s life. This is a peace that overrides anything that is going on in life, both good and bad. Nothing can take that peace away.
Although nothing can take that peace away, one can give it away. A person gives that peace away when he turns to folly. Folly is doing anything that has no purpose or meaning, anything that lacks any value.
Living in any sin is the greatest folly a man can do. Sin has no purpose other than to separate a person from God and kill him. It is a waste of time and only brings about death.
As the world turns to folly/sin, the believer is to turn away from all folly and listen to God.
When you turn away from sin and begin to listen to God, you will know what He desires of you. You will learn of His great love for you. You will know the peace that He has for you.
God has promised you all of these things, regardless of what the world says or does. Trust that He will give them to you as you turn from sin and folly.
Focus your life on serving God and building His kingdom and you will know the peace that the world can never know.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will know the peace of God in your life; that God will strengthen you to turn from all folly and sin; and that you will only do what pleases God.