Sunday, March 11, 2018

Blessed Quietness







Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 2 Corinthians 3:11  







In the Old Testament peace indicated material prosperity or physical safety. But for the New Testament church peace means far more: spiritual well-being, completeness and stability of mind. To live a live pleasing to God, peace is a requirement.

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:   Hebrews 12:14

True, heartfelt peace is not merely the absence of or restraint from conflict, but a positive, proactive, heartfelt peace of yielding to God and of good will toward all.

Peace is a condition of quiet, calm, tranquility, and harmony. It is the absence of strife, anxiety, and concern. It is not just passivity.

Confusion is the opposite of peace. God does not cause confusion. His desire is to bring peace. 

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. I Corinthians 14:33

The word of God allows us to what it is to experience His peace:

Jesus brought peace to earth 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward  men. Luke 2:14
 
All true peace comes through Jesus Christ 

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) (Acts 10:36)

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Ephesians 2:14

Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

Jesus left His followers with a special peace

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

The teachings of Jesus brought peace

These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. John 16:33

The Gospel is a message of peace   

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.   Ephesians 6:15

There are two types of peace. The first is peace with God.   

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

After you have made peace with God, you can have the peace of God in your life.  

And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

We are told to follow after things which result in peace.   

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Romans 14:19

We are to live in peace.  

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
 2 Corinthians 13:11

We are to live peaceably with all men.  

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:   Hebrews 12:14

We are to keep the unity of the Spirit through peace.  

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.    Ephesians 4:3

The peace of God is to rule in our hearts.  

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  Colossians 3:15

We are to be found in peace at all times.
  
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 2 Peter 3:14

God’s word regarding peace:

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  Ephesians 2:14-15


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