>> Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Strong’s Concordance 7965 SHALOM: Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.
Sar SHALOM (Prince of Peace) is one of the descriptive names the Bible uses to indicate the ministry and personality of the Messiah: Isaiah 9:6 - The Son of God is completely perfect in all things.
So in essence, when you speak out the word SHALOM, you are not only proclaiming peace, but all the above meanings of the word over that person - that’s a mighty blessing!!!
Our words have power! Prov 4:23 death and life are in the power of the tongue. When we speak out of the same mouth comes blessings and cursings James 3:10 these things ought not to be. When we use our words they are for one purpose or another, to bless or curse.
Within the Jewish culture it is customary to greet each other with the word SHALOM! What a gift this is, as they take very seriously the opportunity to bless each other. Consider it the next time you greet with a plain Hey or Hi! Our words have great meaning and effect on others, let us be wise to use our words to impact someone’s life with a blessing!!
Numbers 6:24-26: The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace (Shalom). And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them (Sar Shalom-the Prince of Peace!).
Let us also bless the Lord, Praise His name, and be found speaking the oracles of God rather than our own opinions or thoughts. 1 Pt4:8-11. Remember the saying "A penny for your thoughts" thats about all its worth! Share Gods word over others rather than our own and we will build up the Kingdom of God!