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14th July 2023

Peace Making


I will both lie down in peace . . .


Psalm 4:8




The Bible is not content to leave the nature of the peace Christ purchased for us in doubt. It outlines peace in the clearest sense. Christ made peace by the blood of His cross (Colossians 1:20). He bore the sins of all, so those who know Him as Saviour are no longer troubled, and this brings peace beyond all understanding.


For those who do not know Him as their Lord and Saviour, they remain perplexed because they look to the world and to people to bring peace to their weary souls. Christ stands between holy God and fallen man in his strife, rebellion, and conflict. Christ is the only hope for peace in the inner spiritual warfare of the soul, and for that reason also is the only hope for social stability too.


In a materialistic world which has tried to sever diplomatic relations with God, we have nowhere to retreat except within ourselves. We are like turtles in a traffic jam, the best we can do is to pull our heads back into our shells and shut our eyes. But that is a good way to get the life crushed out of us, as any dead turtle can attest.


Where does peacemaking begin? How can we become peacemakers in our broken, nervous, frightened, and dangerous world? We must make our peace with God. Those who know Him and walk with Him, can know His perfect peace in the midst of trouble, as King David did. “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8). Do not delay in making peace with God.

Bible Reading

Matthew 14:25-31.

Prayer

Dear Lord God, Thank You for the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that He gives peace of mind to all who trust in Him. I pray this day Father, that the world would know this peace. In His name I pray. Amen.









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