Great overview on peace from my friend Bill. As the Apostle Paul said “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
May the peace of Jesus be yours in 2018! Happy New Year.
In many instances in the Bible, grace (see Breaking the Code 3) and peace are linked together. The fact that these two are so often linked together ties also with the passage from Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
The Philippians 4 passage is given in the context of our anxieties, our anxious tensions, our inner turmoil and lack of peace. The preceding sentence reads, “The Lord is at hand, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” The Lord is near, so, do not be anxious about anything. When the Lord is near, our anxieties fade and we can have peace in any situation.
The 23rd Psalm is one that calms the soul. The Lord is my Shepherd, I…
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