And the WORK of righteousness shall be PEACE; and the EFFECT of righteousness QUIETNESS and ASSURANCE FOR EVER.
WORK-----ACTIVITY IN WHICH ONE EXERTS STRENGHT OR FACULTIES TO DO OR PERFORM SOMETHING; SUSTAINED PHYSICAL OR MENTAL EFFORT TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES AND ACHIEVE AN OBJECTIVE OR RESULT.
Trying to lose weight is work. There can not be another name for it. It is easy to eat too much but to get the excess weight off once it has been put on requires physical and mental efforts to overcome obstacles and achieve our objective to lose the excess and reach our objectives. Each of us have different goals in what we need to lose but we all have the same objective and that is to achieve our goal weight and be pleasing to our Lord.
EFFECT----Something produced by an outward cause, result; An outward sign
We all want to have the correct effect. We want our effect to show an outward sign in a lighter weight. If we want the proper effect then we have to work and when we do these two things we will have peace , quietness and assurance for ever. When we know that we have done the right thing in any thing we are attempting to achieve then we do have peace, do we not? That peace will cause our hearts to be quiet and filled with assurance in that we are pleasing God with our efforts to do what is right.
Now, I know that these verses are not talking about losing weight, that are found in Isaiah but I think that they speak words that can apply to our situation because we know that" the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effects of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever." These words are not speaking to our situation but the truth of them do apply, I believe. I have found them a help to me and maybe they will help you. I hope that I have made you understand what I have been trying to say. I am praying that we all are working the right way this week and that we can all have peace knowing that we are pleasing God. In that, we will find quietness and assurance in our hearts. connie