"My peace I give to you; not as the world gives
give to you. Let not your heart be troubled...."
"I trust in You, O Lord.... My times are in Your hand."
reconciliation through the cross
"Let us draw
near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of
justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into
this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of
God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance,
character; and character, hope. Now hope does not
disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our
hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
"For He Himself
is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the
middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh
the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in
ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two,
thus making peace..."
made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once
were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now
He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death,
to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His
sight— if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and
steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel."
Inner peace through His
life in us
"Be anxious for
nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the
peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your
hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
“These things I
have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the
world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have
overcome the world.”
let the peace of God rule in your hearts..." Colossians 3:15
"Now may the God
of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you
may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
"Be still and
know that I am God!"
spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind
is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God,
nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot
please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if
indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not
have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you,
the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of
"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from
the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will
also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells
in you. "
Peace with each
other in Christ
with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see
the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace
of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble,
and by this many become defiled."
"And let the
peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were
called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in
your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do
all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father
"...walk worthy of
the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and
gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
"...the wisdom that
is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without
partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of
righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."
The world's fragile
illusion of peace
".. from the prophet even to the priest,
everyone deals falsely.
They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’
When there is no peace."
when they say, 'Peace and safety!' then sudden destruction
comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they
shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that
this Day should overtake you as a thief. "
"Do you suppose that I came to give peace on
earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division."
Man's blindness to
"[Jesus] saw the city and wept over it,
saying, 'If you had known, even you, especially in this your
day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are
hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your
enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and
close you in on every side, and level you, and your children
within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one
stone upon another, because you did not know the time of
The price of peace
"...what king, going to make war against
another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is
able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with
twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way
off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So
likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has
cannot be My disciple."
having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate
of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation
of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the
shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the
fiery darts of the wicked one."
"For He Himself
is our peace..."
"You will keep
him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts
in You." Isaiah 26:3
"Peace to you all
who are in Christ Jesus. "
1 Peter 5:14
I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell
in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold
the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple."
"Now may the God
of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole
spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do
and love be multiplied to you. "
gospel of peace
“Peace to you!
As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
having girded your waist with truth, having put on the
breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet
with the preparation of the gospel of peace."