For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 CSB
Prince of Peace – שַׂר־שָׁלֽוֹם – śǎr-·šā·lômʹ
Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Eternal Father. Prince of Peace.
Jesus embodies each of these names and more. As we examine the Hebrew language, it adds richness to the meaning of Prince of Peace. Today, we’re going to do a deeper dive into the name, Prince of Peace.
Let’s break down Prince of (sar) and Peace (shalom).
śǎr – representative of the king, official; commander; district leader; person of note, head, first; higher being, guardian angel
šā·lôm – peace; prosperity, success; welfare, state of health; friendliness; deliverance, salvation
Peace in Hebrew is deeper than tranquility. It’s a state of wellness, safety, friendship, and contentment. Peace is completeness. And Jesus is the commander of that state living. Jesus does more than just usher us into a state of tranquility. He invites us into a place of completeness; Of rightness and relationship with God.
Knowing what you know about shalom, take a look at Isaiah 26:3.
You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you.Isaiah 26:3 CSB
How does your understanding of peace (shalom) change how you interpret this verse?
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