We Need It: Peace

Genuine Peace can only come from the Lord. This 1-minute devotion explains 7 elements of biblical peace.

The full text of all Scripture passages are below the devotion.

We Christians Need Joy and we need peace.

True peace can only be found in our Lord.

1. It's a fruit of the Spirit developed as we grow in our faith (Galatians 5:22-23). 

2. It’s a gift from God, not dependent on earthly circumstances (Psalm 29:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; John 14:27). 

3. We can pursue peace by fleeing from evil and foolish desires and by focusing on the Lord and trusting Him (Psalm 85:8; Romans 15:3; Isaiah 26:3; 2 Timothy 2:22). 

4. If we pray instead of worrying, we gain a peace that defies understanding and guards our hearts and minds (Philippians 4:6-7). 

5. Sometimes we gain peace a harder way: through God’s correction and discipline (Hebrews 12:1). 

6. It goes without saying that we gain peace through reading God’s Word, “the gospel of peace” (Psalm 119:65; James 3:17-18; Ephesians 6:15). 

7. It's healthy and refreshing to have God's peace (Psalm 4:8; Proverbs 14:30). 

So let’s allow peace to rule our hearts, dear Christians (Colossians 3:15). 

John 16:33: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

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Genuine Peace can only come from the Lord. This 1-minute devotion explains 7 elements of biblical peace.

Enjoy these peace-filled Scriptures below. Why not memorize one this week?

Isaiah 26:3: "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you."

Psalm 4:8: "In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety."

Psalm 29:11: "The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace."

Psalm 85:8: "I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants-- but let them not turn to folly."  

Psalm 119:65: "Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble."

Proverbs 14:30: "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones."

John 14:27: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." 

Galatians 5:22-23: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Ephesians 6:15: "and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace."  

Philippians 4:6-7: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Colossians 1:19-20: "For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross."

Colossians 3:15: "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."

Romans 5:1-2: "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God."

Romans 15:3: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."  

2 Thessalonians 3:16: "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."

Matthew 10:34: "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

2 Timothy 2:22: "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

James 3:17-18: "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness."

Hebrews 12:1: "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."

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