Friday, January 07, 2011

That Is Peace

Philippians 4:6-7 KJV
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

There is a peace of God that passes understanding. It is a peace beyond any peace that this world could bring.
• Greater than treaties with our enemies
• Greater than the surrender in the time of war
• Greater than a time, should it ever come, when there are no more weapons of mass destruction; there is a peace
• Greater than reconciling the world's religions.
It is a peace that may abide on a man when all around him tells him to be in fear.
• The darkness of this world
• The dread of financial collapse
• The terror of impending doom
May threaten the body, but the soul is in perfect peace.
• It is inexplicable
• It makes no sense but
• It is the result of Christ's promise, "in this world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

It is a peace that the one who does not possess can never understand until he, through the means given in verse six, obtains. No one around them can know it. No one watching can comprehend it. Only those who possess it know what it is and even they may not understand it. It is useless, if you experience this peace, to try to explain it to one who is filled with care and upset that you are not. All you can do is urge them to seek it on their own. They will likely do all they can to trouble you as the disciples did to Jesus asleep on the boat. Jesus was in perfect peace and all they could say is "Master, carest thou not that we perish?" He of course did not let them perish. But neither was He careful over their circumstances. He was able to lay His head and sleep in the midst of the worst of storms.

That is peace.

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