Monday, 20 March 2017

Great peace

Great peace have those who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble. – Psalm 119.165

Don’t we all seek after peace? Wouldn’t we all love a little peace in our lives?

And yet, try as it might, this world is not, has never been, and will not ever be a place of peace.  It is just  a world that is too broken. People want what they want for themselves more than they want peace. We war and we fight because we lust after all the things that gratify us.

The same basic thing is true within our own lives. God offers peace, Jesus promised it, the word of God uses the word peace all the time, and yet we don’t have peace for one basic reason – we are trying so hard to get our own way and do things our own way that we won’t stop and trust God to give us what we need and be happy with what He gives us.

Great peace have they that love Your law, nothing will cause them to stumble.
Don’t be so full of cares, but in every situation, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God and His peace, which passes all understanding will keep Your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

There is no true, lasting, eternal, forever peace apart from God. The world cries out ‘peace, peace’ but there is no real peace. The peace the world offers is not real peace. Only Jesus brings the deep abiding peace that lasts forever.

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