What Is Biblical Peace
Dr. Charles Stanley- What is this peace? It is an inner sense of contentment and quietness, regardless of life’s circumstances. It is steadfast confidence in our ever-faithful, immutable heavenly Father. It is the presence of joy in the midst of unhappiness. True peace does not merely dull our pain. A person who has genuine, godly peace can endure an avalanche of hardship and difficulty and still enjoy an inner peace that surpasses all human understanding. Why? Because it does not come from pleasant circumstances, nice events, or good things others may do for us. Instead, it is based on the fact that the Spirit of our holy, omnipotent, and never- changing God lives within us concludes Dr Charles Stanley.
- Peace of God – The Apostle Paul addressed the church in Rome by saying: “To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7).
- We cannot have the peace of God until we first have peace with God. The peace offered by the world is an empty promise and can only bring temporary comfort. God’s peace is a permanent peace, this peace is a result of the new relationship we have with God. The more we rejoice, pray, trust, obey, give thanks, and present various requests to God, the more the “peace of God” will fill our soul. There is a strong correlation between our choices and our peace.
All humans being instinctively wants to live in peace, calm and tranquility. Many of us find and make ways for peace. However, such peace is short lived as lives circumstances and situations always changes. When Jesus was leaving this earth He gave us the gift of His peace; this was Jesus’s exacts words TO WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM: “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). In John 16:33, Jesus further assures us: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Jesus wants us to rest assured that there is nothing for us to fear or be anxious about because whatever we may face He has already overcame for us. That’s why in Philippians 4:6-7 the word of God tells us, instead of worrying to be grateful, we are encouraged to: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Colossians 3:15). What a blessed assurance we have available to us any moment, any time of the day that we can call upon God and He hears and answers us.
God’s Path for Peace
- Great peace have they which love thy law:
and nothing shall offend them (Psalm 119:165).
- For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8:6).
- I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8).
- Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all (2 Thessalonians 3:16).
- And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful (Colossians 3:15).
- Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
- Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).
- Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you (Philippians 4:9).
- But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17).
- Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10).
- How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth (Isaiah 52:7)!
Refrain From Anger
- He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city (Proverbs 16:32).
- Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it (Psalm 34:14).
More Scriptures About The Peace of God
- Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).
- The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless his people with peace (Psalm 29:11).
- My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life,and peace, shall they add to thee (Proverbs 3:1-2).
- If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men (Romans 12:18).
- 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).
- Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:20-21).
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