The Gift of Peace   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

John 14, 27

This is the shibboleth of the kingdom of God–peace through Jesus.  His is a gospel of peace.

1.  Peace with God.  Regenerating grace will remove our enmity to God and we will love him.

2.  Peace with men.  Religion is love and love will regulate all.  “Love your enemies.”  Strife is of men; love is of God.

3.  Peace with himself.  Conscience will minister to our peace as it approves of the life.  Obedience is good for one’s own peace.  Faith brings divine help to the soul.

4.  Peace of victory in the soul.  How thrilling to be conscious of the victory; the heart is emboldened thereby.  It is difficult to whip a hitherto victorious army.

5.  Peace from the hope of eternal deliverance.  Life’s ills are made tolerable by the hope of a better day.

“They see the triumph from afar.  By faith they bring it nigh” and in hope of it rejoice.

Christ enjoyed the is peace and gives it to all his children.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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