Peace has an origin, and it can only be found in Christ. John 14:27 says, “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” Think with me for a minute, what happens when someone gives you a gift? You either accept or reject it, but in most cases, humans are inclined to receive gifts. How we respond to receiving God’s gift can be an indicator of whether we truly received or rejected it.
Listen to this, we do not need to work to earn God’s gift of Peace or any other gift pertaining to the body of Christ for that matter. The gifts have been freely given, hence we freely receive. Look at this quote “A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it. D. L. Moody. We are not trying to manufacture Peace, it is already available, just be.!
Alexander and Maclaren postulate, “Peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.” In other words, Peace is not just a living truth, but is ultimately a Person, Christ Jesus.” Watch this, Jesus in the middle of a storm in the boat was as peaceful and composed, and I believe there is a lot we can learn and apply to our daily lives and walk with God. See what the Bible says, “And He awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Read Mark 4:39 (ESV). In like manner, you have the authority to rebuke and speak to that thing causing you to lose your Peace.
The first step to experiencing the Peace which comes from God is that “You must be born again.” Peace is part of your salvation package, and if you are reading this and not born again, then I urge you to take that bold step of accepting Christ into your life. Say this, “Jesus, thank You for loving me and accepting me. I call on Your name and ask You to transform my life in Jesus Name.
Now back to the text in Isaiah 26:3, one will experience Peace whose mind is steadfast. What does this mean? The word steadfast in the Greek is also referred to as endurance which is derived from the combination hypo – “under,” and the verb meneo – “to abide.” Both words together mean “an endurance while abiding under. In other words, you can be experiencing a tough time, yet abiding under Peace. The Bibel says it like this, “for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Read James 1:3-4 (NLT).
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Yet, another brilliant and simplified insight into God’s truth. Thank you and God bless the entire Kolumns editorial team.