Peace is one of the fruits of the spirit. In these precarious times, lots of things are trying to rob us of our peace: wars, natural disasters, diseases, persecution, and the love of many for Christ growing cold. (Sounds like a Bible verse, doesn’t it?)
God does not need a peaceful nation or a prosperous economy to bless his children. He warned us men’s hearts would fail them because of fear.
As believers we should walk in the peace of God.
The world’s peace is an absence of calamity.
God’s peace has nothing to do with circumstances.
It is a quietness of heart, a calmness, a settledness of spirit:
Isaiah 6: promises a prince of peace
John 14: Jesus promises he will leave peace with us
Colossians 3:15: May the peace of God rule in our hearts (act as an “umpire”)
Phil 4:6-7: Be anxious for nothing
Isaiah 26:3: “Keep him in perfect peace who has trust in you.”
Fear leads to spiritual paralysis. Jesus’ peace is given to us. This is something we ought to pray for daily and seek to walk in.
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