Thursday, February 08, 2007

Shalom

Above all these, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together perfectly;
and let the shalom which comes from the Messiah be your heart's decision-maker, for this is why you were called to be part of a single Body. -Colossians 3:14-15


I love how this verse reads in the Complete Jewish Bible. The commentary that goes with this translation says that Shalom here is more like "wholeness" than "peace." The Messiah's wholeness or "oneness", His interest, is to do the judging, deciding, controlling and ruling in the heart of believers.

2 comments:

Annette Selden said...

I love the wording here--"your heart's decision maker." Beautiful!

Jewels said...

I think so too, Annette!!