Friday, December 8, 2023

The Gift of Peace

 

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Peace, I leave with you. My peace I give you; not as the world gives you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (NJKV)


Words of Jesus to His disciples during the Last Supper.


Jesus tells them and us some very memorable thoughts here. What constitutes Jesus’ peace?


We can have confidence and trust of Who He is and know that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are active and working and are in complete control. (1.)


We learn that Jesus’ peace does not involve any fear, (2.)


Only because of Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, and only because of them, true peace is possible. (3.)


When we think of peace, we envision a lake or a stream and grassy areas. We don’t think of storms, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Jesus tells us they will come into our lives (figuratively,) but He will still be there for us. He will guide us through the hardships and difficulties that come our way.


“These things, I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NJKV)

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1. David Jeremiah Study Bible Nov.2013 Worthy Books, div. Of Hatchette Books. Page1468

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4 comments:

  1. We certainly will have troubles in this life, Cecelia, but we can embrace Jesus' peace through it all.
    Blessings!

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    1. Martha Jane: Without the peace that God gives, I personally would not be the person I am today. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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  2. So thankful for the PEACE of God, through Christ our Lord, the "Prince of Peace". Amen.

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    1. Pam: We sometimes forget that we have personal peace because of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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