Peace in our World
“Repay no one evil for evil but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” -Paul (Romans 12:17-18)
CONSIDER: Ask a random sampling of people for a definition of peace, and the most common answers will likely “no more wars, the end to senseless violence, or everyone being able to get along.” But the biblical concept also includes harmony, wholeness, completeness, welfare, and tranquility. It embraces all of creation, reconciled to God through Christ, being remade, and renewed as he intended it to be. Biblical peace isn’t something that we can create on our own, it is a fruit of the Spirit which is the evidence of God’s work in our lives when we are obedient to the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23).
PRAY: Lord, today I pray for every soul on earth to embrace Jesus Christ. His selflessness is reflected in our lives when we follow Him in faith, allowing others to catch a glimpse of who He is. Let my life shine as a good representative of love on earth and help me to look at others through the lens of love. While we pray for the world, remember that our true salvation comes from God through Jesus Christ. In Jesus name.