Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you.
I. THE RESULTS OF THIS ACQUAINTANCESHIP, OR THE EFFECTS OF RECONCILIATION, — "be at peace; thereby good shall come unto thee." What is this good which is as the gateway of peace? Is it a gift or an experience? How does it come? Am I but the passive object of the Divine pity? Have I to stand and wait, or to strive and obtain? The enriching of my life with good is God's work; it is also my work. There is a human power in the Divine life. I must arise and return to the Father, ere He can receive me.
II. THE POSSESSION OF GOOD IS SEEN IN CONTENTMENT OF MIND. Discontent is more common than contentment. Is there no such thing as a righteous and justifiable ambition? Our text says that by making the acquaintance of God, we become the possessors of good. Material good or spiritual good? Both. The God who graciously invites my friendship, and offers His, is interested in my whole being. With the Bible — the story of man and his God — before us, and the testimony of men around us, we may reply that man, in making the acquaintance of God, is not a loser, but a gainer. Acquaintance with God has opened unto him the gates of peace and prosperity.
III. THE POSSESSION OF GOOD IS SEEN IN AN ABUNDANCE OF SPIRITUAL LIFE. This life, that is life indeed, includes —
2. Joint-heirship with Christ.
3. Daily power for daily need.
Parallel VersesKJV: Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.