Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Peace of Christ and Us

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.
John 14:27

However, this peace, the peace of Christ, is not a peace at the expense of righteousness, or peace at the expense of the truth. It does not compromise righteousness or truth, but instead it is a peace at the expense of the self, at the expense of personal "rights", at the expense of personal desires, at the expense of personal comfort. It is a peace at the expense of personal ambitions, personal glory, at the expense of personal achievements, or personal recognition. It is peace because we have given up ourselves, and is part of taking up our cross daily and following after (living in like manner) Him, who gave Himself up.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for
 they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 5:9

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