“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
The world promises a kind of peace to the people. Presidents of different countries conduct peace talks and try to bring in peace in their respective countries. But all these peace are just temporary.
The world could never bring real peace into a man’s mind. Jesus Christ said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you” (John 14:27). Jesus Christ alone is the origin of peace. His name is “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). When He took His birth on earth, a multitude of the heavenly hosts sang praising Him, “Let there be peace on earth.”
Dear children of God, have you received that real peace which Jesus Christ gives, in your heart? The Scripture says, “Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). “Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it” (I Peter 3:11).
The Scripture alone is showing you the way to receive the great peace of God. The Psalmist David says, “Great peace have those who love your law and nothing causes them to stumble” (Psalm 119:165). God graciously gives much peace to those who love His Word. Only the people who love the Scripture would get filled with peace.
God has promised you not only great peace but also an eternal one. The Scripture says, “Oh, that you had heeded my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river and your righteousness like the waves of the sea” (Isaiah 48:18). How blessed it is for God to give you peace which runs like a perennial river!
God not only promises a great and eternal peace but also a perfect one to His children. Isaiah writes, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
Dear children of God, if you hold on to God firmly and place your faith on His Word, you will receive peace which cannot get shaken away under any circumstances. Nobody could spoil your peace.
To meditate: “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way” (II Thessalonians 3:16).