2 Corinthians. Chapter 1. Verse 2.
I think I shall be brief this morning.
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. source
Merriam-Webster surprised me with its definition of Grace.
Unmerited divine assistance. Coming from GOD. etc.
But Peace? Not so good.
It doesn’t even attempt to define this Peace of verse 2. Perhaps because we cannot define GOD’s Peace, we can only experience His peace. Here check out M-W’s definition of Peace. HERE.
Now my note to myself on verse 2, Chapter 1. See if you can relate.
Is this verse asking me, do I?
Do I come (go) to people in and with the Grace and Peace of GOD who is our Father and with and in The LORD JESUS CHRIST?
Is this how I interact and react with people? And when I talk about one to another, do I?
Do I speak the Grace and Peace of GOD, my Father, over them or is it something else I speak?
I am mulling this over and as I do I see changes a-coming.
Philippians 4:7 (AMP) 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours]. source
I am here with just a thought for you to consider.
Acts 17:31 (NKJV) 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” source
He has appointed a day.
Who is He?
That would be the Creator. GOD.
You know the One Who created all this and the One we are going to answer to.
On the appointed day.
Because He gets to Judge all of us?
Because He is GOD.
And how will He judge us?
The verse says in righteousness.
Meaning it is right for Him to do it and He will be right in doing it. No mistakes. No mess-ups. No grounds for a re-trial.
Based on what evidence?
He gets to judge us based on The Man.
The Man He ordained. The Man He raised from the dead.
Oh. There’s only One Man that could be.
Yeshua. Most call Him JESUS.
What about this JESUS?
How He lived is the way we are to live. SINLESS.
Oh. I have not done that.
I didn’t think so.
So, if we are, and we are, going to the judge by The Creator by This JESUS as to how we have lived our days here on this planet would not it be smart to get to know This JESUS and pattern living the way He lived?
Yeah. I think so too.
How ya doing with that?