Can I have “perfect peace” on earth?

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On earth, can I obtain perfect peace?

This question comes from this verse:

Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

A few weeks ago I taught on a Biblical definition of peace. “Perfect peace” as seen in this verse could be literally translated as “peace peace” or “peaceful peace.” It’s the Hebrew word “shalom” twice in a row.

I talked about what I thought this “shalom shalom” was. The word “shalom” can mean peace, well, safe, prosperous, or complete depending on the context, so I defined the word as “well, whole, or fully healthy.” To be at peace means you don’t need anything, you aren’t striving to gain something. You are safe, healthy and well.

So Isaiah 26:3 seems to be talking about the ultimate form of this peace. It’s about trusting in God for…

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