I Wish You Peace

More than 350 times the word PEACE appears in the Bible. God is a God of Peace. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. In the last discourse to his disciples, He left them peace.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:23

Every time Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection, his greeting was “Peace be with you.”

In Ephesians chapter 2 we can read about Jesus, who “himself is our peace.”

The Gospel is a gospel of peace.

When Jesus was born the angels announced, “peace on earth.”

I received a card for Christmas a few years ago that carries the message of peace. I want to pass that message on to you. I love the card! The little red cardinal, perched on one of the letters, brings me a sense of peace.

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34:14

My late husband learned from his mother: “if possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (Romans 12:18). He was a man of peace.

I could go on and on; as I said there are more than 350 mentions of peace in the Bible.

The devil is a destroyer of peace. He is a liar! Don’t let him steal your peace.

Whatever you are struggling with today, “may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way” (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Jude 1:2

Finally, brothers,

  • ·       whatever is true,
  • ·       whatever is honorable,
  • ·       whatever is just,
  • ·       whatever is pure,
  • ·       whatever is lovely,
  • ·       whatever is commendable,

if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things… practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-10

Grace and peace be yours in abundance
through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 1:2

Shalom!

 

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