Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The apostle John records Jesus’ words about how the birth-right of a Christ-follower is His peace.
John 14:27 [Jesus said] Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (NASB)
There is peace and there is the peace that Jesus gives! As human beings you can lose your peace when you violate one of God’s timeless principles – when that happens, conflict begins. There are distractions that can divert our attention for a while, but when we are alone with our thoughts . . . the conflict starts up again!
This verse is telling you there is a peace that passes understanding. Albert Barnes describes this peace as one that, “meets all the wants of the soul, silences the alarms of conscience, is fixed and sure amid all external changes, and will abide in the hour of death and forever.” It’s a peace that provides the ability to handle the stresses of life. How wonderful that because you are a child of God, it is His Spirit that gives you this transcendent ability to cope!