Peace…The Result Of Righteousness

I remember reading about a liberal seminary professor who told his class, “We should never have any enemies or be controversial. There should never be any problems. What we need to do is to follow the example of Jesus.” He was preaching the gospel of appeasement.

A seminary student lifted his hand and said, “Professor, if Jesus Christ was so beautifully tactful and diplomatic, how did He manage to get Himself crucified?”

Jesus Christ did not get along with everybody and everybody did not get along with Jesus Christ. Peace is not appeasement. Peace is not truce making. Peace is not even the absence of war. What is peace?

Peace is a right relationship with God, a right relationship, therefore, in your heart, and a right relationship with one another. Peace is a sense of well-being which results from the righteousness of God ruling and reigning in your heart.

Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

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3 replies

  1. Jesus Himself said He did not come to send peace to the world (Mt 10.34), but that we would have strife because of Him. Thank you for a right definition of peace: a right relationship with God. Jesus is peace: He is our right relationship with God, and we are to preach peace (preach Jesus). Eph 2 15 “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”

  2. Reblogged this on Maggie Tiggles and commented:
    Thought-provoking post by Greg Holt today…
    My thoughts on follow-up: Jesus Himself said He did not come to send peace to the world (Mt 10.34), but that we would have strife because of Him. Thank you for a right definition of peace: a right relationship with God. Jesus is peace: He is our right relationship with God, and we are to preach peace (preach Jesus). Eph 2 15 “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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