Saturday, March 3, 2012

Peace is…

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, …
(Galatians 5:22)

What is peace?

We often think of peace in the negative sense.  For instance as being the absence of conflict, or not being in turmoil.

But the Bible talks about peace as being a positive thing.  It connect peace with spiritual fruit, and in fact the New Testament is full of promises of peace, yet also promises of conflict.  So we need to look at peace as being more than just quiet.  (Jesus told us we will face struggles and persecution, but he also told us he left us his peace.)

I think spiritual peace is closely connected to faith.  Without faith, we have no peace.  With no peace, our faith is meaningless.

Over the next few days we will look at this in more details.

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