“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have Peace”. In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer—I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)
The scriptures say that in the last days there will be many going around proclaiming “peace”, yet there will be no peace. It doesn’t take much to convince folks that we live in a world and in a time where peace is a terribly scarce commodity. Which is why, this Christmas season, that we hold on dearly to the One who came into this world carrying the title of “Prince of Peace”. The great hope we have in Jesus, is that there is coming a day when He will finally reign in total glory. And on that day there will be no more conflict, no more war, no more violence. As the prophet Isaiah said,
“And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Isa. 2:4)
But as we wait for the coming of the Prince of Peace, we must not forget about another kind of peace that is so needed—the peace in our own souls. How many folks seem amazingly concerned about “world peace”, yet inside they are full of hatred, anger, and anxiety? To put it another way, they have no peace in themselves. This is why Jesus’ words above are so important to the believer. It is true that this world will bring to us trials and tribulations, but He tells us not to fret about these things. Instead we are to “be of good cheer”. Why? Because He has already overcome the world.
God’s desire for you today is that as wait for coming of the Prince of Peace, that deep in your soul, you will have the peace that passes understanding. (Phil. 4:7)
SCRIPTURES ABOUT PEACE
James 3:13-18; Psalm 29:11; 1 Peter 3:9-11; Isaiah 54:10
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