Let Peace Arbitrate   1 comment

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

Not that there is anything wrong with being amused….

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 27, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Col. 3, 15

1.  His is a kingdom of peace.  He rules in love and offers peace to all who will receive it.  “Peace I leave with you.”

2.  Ours is an experience of peace.  “Justified by faith we have peace.”  This is a first mark of his children.  He gives conscious pardon & communion with himself, no longer hostile to God but at peace with Him.

3.  We are to enthrone peace in our hearts and let it arbitrate in every conflict.  We must do nothing contrary to our peace, allow nothing to destroy it.

(a)  Will worldly amusements disturb peace–a sense of His presence and approval?   Then let them alone–refer it to your peace & then decide?

(b)  Do unkind thoughts & speech disturb one’s peace?  Then bid them be gone.  Let peace rule or arbitrate.

4.  Here is the trouble so many find; they violate the mandates of peace.  Seek peace & having found it cast it not away by doing anything that disturbs or destroys it.

5.  Destroy not another’s peace by offending his conscience though it be weak.  “Destroy not him for whom Christ died.”  Hold to peace.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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