“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14 (NKJV).
If Christ came to bring peace on earth, then why is the world in turmoil?
The peace that Christ brought to earth was an internal peace, a peace with God. After Adam and Eve sinned, man no longer was able to speak to God face to face. Man needed a mediator, called the High Priest in the Old Testament, in order to have a relationship with God. After Christ died on the cross and rose again, that separation between God and man was gone. We are now able to have peace with God. We no longer need an earthly mediator, because Christ became our mediator.
No matter what kind of turmoil is going on in the world, you can have total peace within your heart. According to the Bible, peace is a gift from God.
“For He Himself (Jesus) is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father” Ephesians 2:14-18 (NKJV).
In the Bible we are commanded to have peace with one another.
“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another” Mark 9:49-50 (NKJV).
“Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another” Romans 14:19 (NKJV).
We have peace with God by living a righteous life and accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior.
“The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ–He is Lord of all” Acts 10:36 (NKJV).
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV).
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13 (NKJV).
“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” Colossians 3:15-16 (NKJV).
Jesus did not promise world peace at His first coming, but peace would be in knowing Him.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” John 16:33 (NKJV).
Jesus will guide us into peace.
“To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace” Luke 1:79 (NKJV).
God is our peace.
“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints” 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV).
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV).
“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you” Philippians 4:9 (NKJV).
Peace is a gift from God.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV).
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