Monday, September 4, 2017


Webster’s New World Dictionary defines peace as "freedom from war or fighting; an agreement or treaty to end war; law and order, calm quiet to find peace of mind.” We all know that we prefer peace instead of turmoil and constant conflict with others and troubling things. And I think all of us should seek to live peaceably in this troubling world.

The Bible in both the Old Testament and New Testament tells us a lot about peace. The psalmist said mankind is to seek peace and pursue it (Ps. 34:14). Isaiah the prophet called the mighty God of the Bible “the prince of peace” (Isa.  9:6). Jesus promised His disciples “peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you” (John 14:27). Paul the apostle said, “We have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1). He also said Jesus “is our peace” when we trust Him as the One who paid for our sins on His cross. There is coming a time, and it may be soon, when peace will be taken from the earth (Rev. 6:4) and war and turmoil will be global.

My question to each of you is, Are you at peace with God? You can only have peace when you accept Christ as your Sin-bearer. Until you do this,you have no peace with God, no matter how peaceful you are.