Over the past two weeks, we have looked at some of the ways that the peace that God offers us through his Son changes us. The reception of this peace changes how we view God. It calms our souls with an assurance of permanent peace with God. It also conditions our emotions, helping us resists Satan’s attacks. Here we look at two more ways God’s peace changes us.
Peace with God not only calms one’s troubled soul, it also moves one’s hands. Romans 12:18, says, “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” If God has gone to such lengths to make peace with us, how can we ever withhold peace from others. If God found a way to relieve our greatest of debts, how can we squabble with others over smaller ones. What grudges are you nursing right now against others that you need to let go of? Do you have an estranged child that you have refused to talk to? A ruptured friendship that you have kept at arms-length? Are you harboring resent in your heart against another member of your church family? “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”Continue reading