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Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever.

To be stayed on God indicates unwavering faithfulness to Him. Following an assurance that the good person “shall not be afraid of evil tidings,” Psalms 112:7 portrays the faithful this way: “His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Deep, abiding peace accompanies this spiritual commitment.

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. . . . When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. . . . A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. . . . How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! . . . He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. 

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Resources cited in this issue

RR: Radmacher, Earl D., Ronald Barclay Allen, and H. Wayne House. The NKJV Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007; Mays, James Luther, et al., eds. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Vol. 16, Proverbs. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1982–. 

Cit. 1: Common English Bible, copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible; Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 9, Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.

Cit. 10: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 3, Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms, Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.

Cit. 13: Barker, Kenneth, et al., eds. The NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995. 

Cit. 18: Henry, Matthew, and Leslie Church. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1961.

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