Summary: Many seek peace from areas that cannot provide it and ignore the peace which God offers.
Psalm 85:8 - 8 I listen carefully to what God the
LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his people, his
faithful ones. But let them not return to their foolish
John 14:27 - 27“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of
mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the
peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Phil. 4:6-7 - 6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray
about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him
for all he has done. 7If you do this, you will experience
God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human
mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and
minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Col. 3:12-15 - 12Since God chose you to be the holy
people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with
tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and
patience. 13You must make allowance for each other’s
faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember,
the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14And
the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love.
Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony.
15And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your
hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to
live in peace. And always be thankful.
II Thess. 3:16 - 16May the Lord of peace himself
always give you his peace no matter what happens. The
Lord be with you all.
Peace......so many thoughts come to our minds when the
word is used......
A. Lying on our backs in clover and Indian paint
brushes......the breeze gently blowing....the
temperature, just right......a lake....the birds
singing....etc. (you paint the picture).
B. Peace......that quiet time with your mate, after
the children have been tucked into bed....the
quiet times together before a lit fireplace.
C. All during WW II, there was a yearning for peace
from the fighting.
1. Beautiful songs were written about peace....
songs such as: The White Cliffs Of Dover.
D. There is even a serenity and peace in the concept
1. Life, itself, seems to be an enemy of peace.
Such a beautiful thought......such a great word.
A. At no time does this word or do these thoughts
gender trouble, stress, or fear.
1. The word, itself, almost seems to take on
medicinal qualities.....a balm to our soul.
a. This is the desire of all humanity....
whether Christian or non-Christian, alike.
1.) We want rest from all the wars and
conflicts, and arguments, and
2.) We want to be free from all worry...
all cares....all upsetting concerns.
3.) We don’t want our consciences
beating us and the guilt disturbing
4.) Most importantly....we, as
Christians......want a real and
tangible peace between us and our
1.) This is behind the whole
concept of forgiveness of sins.
2.) We understand that when the
blood of Christ washes over
our sins.....they are obliterated
.......God remembers them no
more....He can now look at us
and see His Son....and be at
peace with us.
Equally understood, is this: Again....if we revert to a love
of sin.....to the habits of sin....to a “peace” with sin.....we