Some of my first praying this morning was for peace because it is so easy to leave PEACE behind as we go forth to interact with others. And so I went to Scripture.
Here is a most familiar PEACE verse:
5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
And there are others. Like this one:
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
It is Jesus speaking; telling the Disciples He is leaving but He is giving them HIS peace to be with them while He is gone.
It is His peace that we need. He has given, but have we received? And do we choose to live in His peace?
His peace is available to all – for now. But there will come a day it will be taken away. There was a day He gave it. We saw that in John 14:27. Now look at Revelation 6:
3 When he broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, “Go!” 4 Another horse went out, a red one; and its rider was given the power to take peace away from the earth and make people slaughter each other. He was given a great sword.
Did you notice when peace is taken away we slaughter each other?
Revelation 6 is speaking of a future time; but there is a lesson for now. When the peace of God is not embraced, when the peace of God is not chosen, we ‘slaughter’ each other. Look around you, you see it. Day after day people killing people. They do this because the PEACE of JESUS CHRIST does not reside within them. But let us not be too hasty here. Let us look at ourselves. When we choose to step away from the Peace of Yeshua, we have weapons of slaughter too. Not a pistol or blade. No. We use our tongues. (James 3:8-10)
Yes! praying to choose to live in His Peace today on this 23rd day of 2014,