The typical greeting in Israel to this day is Shalom, peace. That is the word the psalmist uses here to declare that God’s blessing to His followers, to His people, is Shalom, peace. The word itself is translated many ways depending on the context: safety, happy, friendly, welfare, and rest. One wonderful fruit of a walk with God is peace in our lives, a rest and safety and sense of wellness that He alone provides. No matter what comes my way, the Lord is with me. Today, may our Lord bless you with His Shalom, a gift and provision from God.
Pastor Jack Abeelen