A Short Study of Isaiah 32:17

“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.”
(Isaiah 32:17)


Peace of conscience, quietness of spirit, and assurance of salvation do not and cannot come from looking within ourselves. These blessings of grace and faith are all “the work of righteousness,” and who accomplished this great work of righteousness? Not us, but Christ Jesus our Lord and Redeemer.

Righteousness is HIS great work alone, and His people receive the benefits of it. We who have been saved by God‘s grace IN CHRIST as evidenced by God-given faith IN CHRIST will only find peace, quietness, and assurance in looking and clinging TO CHRIST as the Lord our Righteousness.

These graces of the Spirit are forever because Christ as the Lord our Righteousness is eternal and unchangeable. Whatever peace, quietness, and assurance men may find apart from Him is no more than a false refuge of religion and self-righteousness. God help us to continue looking unto Christ and finding in HIM all our peace, quietness, and assurance of salvation and glory.

4 Comments on “A Short Study of Isaiah 32:17

  1. This verse and the true meaning given in this study has opened my eyes to Christ righteousness – not my man made imitation righteousness

  2. Reading this gave me peace of mind. The fear of rapture is posted everywhere but I know God has promised us salvation and i will not fear death.

    • Hi Lorraine 🙂 I am thankful to God that this message has encouraged you.
      The Lord Jesus will return for His people on the last day. Violators of Revelation 22:18-19 teach the jesuit doctrine that Jesus returned in AD70 (visibly or invisibly) or that He will rapture a select group prior to the great tribulation period and that there are two second comings.
      When the two witnesses (the saints) have finished their testimony (the gospel) and the last elect is sealed then the great tribulation begins with the loosing of Satan and the silencing of the saints as Satan gathers the whole world against the people of God (Revelation 11:7-10; Revelation 20:7-9). This period of time called “the little season” is the great tribulation period. In those days men shall seek death but will not find it (Revelation 9:6). What does this mean? Consider…Colossians 3:3; Colossians 2:20; 2nd Timothy 2:11; Romans 6:1-11. I hope this helps you. I would encourage you to read the eschatology section of this website and I hope the studies will be a blessing in your life as you seek to learn the Scriptures. :)

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