JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the meaning of Jehovah Shalom?”
This name for God appears in the King James Version of the Bible in Judges 6:24. “Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD and called it Jehovah Shalom.” The New International Version describes the name of the altar as “The LORD is Peace.”
Gideon had just realized that he had seen the angel of the LORD, and it appears that he became fearful of death as a result. But the voice of the LORD broke through with reassurance. He said to Gideon, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die!”
These are common messages for God’s servants found in the Bible. “Peace be with you” and “Do not be afraid.”
With Jesus as our Prince of Peace, we can have fellowship with God and freedom from the fear of judgment leading to death in the Year of Exploration.