Names of God: The Lord is My Peace

Names of God: The Lord is My Peace

February 17, 2024

Bible Readings

Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.

Judges 6:11-24

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Judges 6:24

So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. (NIV)

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Can you think of a time when you did not feel like you were worthy enough to do something? Maybe you thought, “Why did they pick me?” or “There's someone else better than me.” If so, then you know exactly how Gideon felt in Judges 6:11-24.

God planned to use Gideon to deliver his people. The Israelites were facing ruthless enemies and cruel treatment. And even though God was planning to use Gideon to deliver his people, Gideon was unsure that he was the right person for the task. “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family” (Judges 6:15).

Gideon asked the angel of the Lord for a sign so he would know without a doubt that he was talking with the Lord. Gideon was nervous and did not have confidence that he would be victorious against the Midianite army. After telling Gideon that he was the one for the job, Gideon understood and accepted his assignment. In the end, Gideon built an altar and called it “Yahweh-Shalom,” which means “The Lord is Peace.”

You may not understand why God would use you to help out someone else. Trust that God knows what he’s doing. He will give you the strength to complete the assignment and the peace to know that you are not alone.


God, help me to be sure of your promises to never leave me. Give me the courage to speak out against wrongs in the world around me. Allow me to trust you to receive your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Natasha Menifee

Natasha Menifee

Natasha Menifee is an educator, writer and most importantly a child of God. She has taught in public schools for 12 years and holds two master's degrees from Georgetown College in Learning & Behavior Disorders and Teacher Leadership. Natasha also serves as the Christian Education Director at her church. She is the proud mother of two daughters. For more information about her, visit

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