Peace & Amen!

Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen

I Peter 5:14

Peter signs-off on his first epistle to the believers scattered abroad. It would be easy to simply rush through his final sentence. Pause and consider the tremendous comfort this would be to the suffering recipients of his letter. “Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus.” Just as needed for us today, what a gift to have been given such peace! Paul, in Colossians 3:15 exhorts us to “let the peace of God rule in your hearts.”

Jesus said (John 14:27): “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

From the J.B. Phillips— “I leave behind with you– peace; I give you my own peace and My gift is nothing like the peace of this world. You must not be distressed, and you must not be daunted.”

From David in Psalm 29:11— “The LORD will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.”

Isaiah (Isa. 26:3) writes: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.”

Paul wrote (Rom. 8:6): “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

Oswald Chambers on the peace of Jesus — “What kind of peace had Jesus Christ? A peace that kept Him for thirty years at home with brothers and sisters who did not believe in Him; a peace that kept him through three years of popularity, hatred, and scandal; and He says, ‘My peace I give unto you; let not your heart be troubled,’ i.e., see that your heart does not get disturbed out of its relationship to Me.”

From an anonymous person: “Peace rules the day when Christ rules the mind.”

The beloved verse of a song so loved by many from Horatio Gates Spafford ––

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows, like sea-billows roll,

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.