The Source of True Peace
Isaiah 26:3-4
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.…

I. A STATE OF MIND to be described. "Whose mind is stayed on Thee." This is an act that includes in it —

1. A renunciation of dependence on the creature.

2. The exercise of filial dependence on God.

3. This is a frame of mind exercised on evangelical principles. It is the shadow of that throne where the Saviour appears as the Lamb in the midst of it beneath which true faith causes us to repose.

II. A GRACIOUS ASSURANCE to be considered. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace." This does not refer to external peace, but to mental peace and serenity in trying circumstances; and this is very great.

1. Reflect on the Author of it. "Thou wilt," — the very Being on whom the soul reposes, who is the Lord God all-sufficient.

2. Consider the extent of this peace. As the Redeemer once said to all the elements of nature that were convulsed, "Peace, be still; and there was a great calm"; thus He speaks to all the agitated and perturbed powers of the human mind.

III. AN INTIMATE CONNECTION to be established. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee." This connection is established —

1. By the dictates of reason. It is reasonable to expect that he who reposes on a rock should feel himself immovable.

2. In the promise of Scripture.

3. In the experience that trust in man has often been deceived; but the benefits of having the mind reposed on the infinite and eternal God can be attested by thousands.

(C. Gilbert.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

WEB: You will keep whoever's mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you.

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