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December 11, 2023

THE PEACE IN MY LIFE

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

Luke 2:13-14 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

I grew up with the Christmas story from the King James Version of the Bible. In that translation the verse reads, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” As we would read this part of the Christmas story, we immediately assume that Jesus was born to bring world peace and good will for everyone. But that is a bad translation of the original Greek. The peace Jesus came to bring was not a world peace that stops all wars, suffering, and injustice. That would require a massive army of individuals who were great warriors but also honest, humble, and servants to others. We will only see that kind of army when Jesus returns to earth to establish His 1000 year reign on earth. The peace Jesus has come to bring was a peace that would be in the lives of those who have committed their lives to be followers of Christ. God is pleased with those of us who by faith acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord. God’s pleasure on our lives releases God’s peace into our lives. We might live in a world full of anger, fighting, bitterness, injustice, and hatred. But we can be at peace because the Prince of Peace is living in us and guiding our lives. When Jesus is living in us, we have a peace that passes all understanding. When Jesus was on the earth, He brought wholeness to people and told them to “go in peace.” Their personal encounter with Jesus brought peace into their world. But they were still living in a country controlled by a foreign government. Much of their circumstances of life did not change. But they were changed on the inside and that brought peace.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit I want to know the peace of God in my life. I want to be a person of peace.

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I want to be so in alignment with God that His peace floods my life.

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Give me the peace that only comes from Jesus

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chermyworld
chermyworld
11 dic 2023

Lord , thank you for the peace you bring . I remember Losing my mum and praying to you for peace . It was so important and you gave it to me. Thank you Lord.

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