This Tuesday will be working through Chapters 9 and 10 of Joanne Ellison’s book His Great Name. The two names were are exploring this week are Jehovah-shalom (God of Peace) and Jehovah-tseboath (God of War). Jehovah Shalom, like many of the other names we have been studying, only appears once in Scripture. In this case, it is the place where Gideon looked upon the face of God and did not die. Judges 6:24. Prior to Tuesday, please read the complete story of Gideon in Judges 6:11-8:35. When you read about the origin of this name and, in general, the peace of God, notice to whom the peace is between. The God of Peace, in the first instance, doesn’t bring peace among the inhabitants of this world, rather, the Peace is between God and his Creation so that, like Gideon, there is no longer any fear. As Jesus says: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27.
Dinner is at 6. The menu is chili. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here.
Yahweh said to him, “Calm down! Don’t be afraid. You will not die.” So Gideon built an altar there to Yahweh. He called it Yahweh Shalom.Judges 6:23-24