“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful…..and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. “ (Colossians 3:15- Philipppians 4:7)
“The peace of God comes when you take each situation and rest it fully in His hands. You stop looking at the problems and you start looking at the Lord. This is what Paul was talking about when he said to let the peace of God rule in your hearts….. It’s a peace that surpasses all understanding.”
(Pastor Chuck Smith)
I think the sum question and answer of what Pastor Chuck was saying is very simply, to Let It Rule, let God’s peace in our lives reign in our hearts, over our thoughts and through our lives.
The Greek interpretation of the word peace in this passage means to have:
“A peace of mind, tranquility arising from reconciliation with God, (Having peace with God) and a sense of Divine favor.”
Whenever we are facing potentially doubtful issues to be decided, and we find ourselves leaning on our own limited perspective, remember our last issues, how unfruitful and absent was the peace we sorely needed. We need to remind ourselves we have full 100% access to God’s peace available for us in whatever circumstance you may find yourself.😊
Every day we have a conscious choice to make between the things that make for peace, whether for yourselves or others.
I love watching our local baseball team, and unfortunately because of the Corona virus situation all games are on hold until the virus has passed. I was thinking how without an umpire the nine inning game would be in chaos, the umpires bring a peace to the table, even when issues and tempers begin to flare up. In a similar way, we are better off if we,just let God be the umpire, and let us play out His plan for our lives,
I notice that since the healrh safety rules
were enacted just how out of control some have reacted, leaving them in turmoil and despair, everything but peace.
I wonder how things couls be if we just let the peace of Christ judge, decide, and govern in our hearts, though our lives.…
I just loved this quote:
“When a man loses his peace, it is an awful proof that he has lost something else that he has given way to evil, and grieved the Spirit of God.” (Clarke)