God is Peace: Gospel Today Devotional - 13th December, 2021.

Who likes it when there's war? Who likes it when there's contention, and strife amongst people? Would you ever love to live in a place where there's constant fighting, argument and misunderstanding? Do you like it when you are in conflict with another? The truth is no one likes to be in a place of unrest. A place where there's no serenity, tranquility, harmony;  a place of disunity. No one really enjoys to be in a place where there's constant railing, and arguments; a place where persons shout at the top of their voices and disturb the calmness of the place. Almost everyone wants to live in a place of extreme quietness, and harmony. Praise God.

God is Peace: Gospel Today Devotional - 13th December, 2021.

This is good. I mean, who doesn't want peace? If in your house, all they do is fight night and day, insult one another, and the whole place becomes a place known for contention, and strife, you would not be happy to be in that kind of setting, right? This in a way is an exhortation to families who have made their homes inconvenient for their children to begin from today to make such homes peaceable for their children to live in. Praise the Lord! Wherever peace is absent, the whole atmosphere becomes unbearable, and as believers, it is expedient we know that peace is an essential attribute of God. 

You see, God is a God of peace. He is peace. God would not initiate strife, and argument. He can't, and he won't do that. That would be God acting against his own very nature. God loves peace, he loves tranquility, he loves quietness, and he wants us all to live without strife, envies, fight, arguments, etc. This is that which today's study will be focused on, and I trust that the Lord would through his word speak to our hearts today. Amen. The passage of scripture to be considered is seen below,

"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant" (Hebrews 13:20).

The first thing and perhaps the most important thing I would like you to see here is that God is a God of peace. The scripture calls him the God of peace. It is not just that he is God of peace which means that defines him as a person, we also have to know that he is the God of peace which means that peace comes from God. He gives peace to men. He is the custodian of peace. One thing is this, that no one can give peace except that he has peace.  

The peace of God is inexhaustible. It his is nature. That defines him as God. He is the God of peace. Many times in Scripture especially in the epistles by the apostle Paul, you hear things like peace from God in his greetings, right? This shows to us that peace emanates from no other than God. Since he is peace, he gives peace, and expects that we live in peace. We need to be even as our Father. We need to act even as our Father. We need to live even as our Father. What defines him should define us. The peace nature of God should and must find expression in our lives as sons.

Having said all these, there are two things to learn from this; the first being that God is the God of peace, and that peace comes from God. Whenever our hearts are weary, perplexed, troubled, let's reach out to the God of peace in prayer to send calmness, stillness, quietness to the storm in our hearts, and that his peace be still. Second of all, God is a God of peace which means that his nature is peace, and as believers we should make, and follow peace with all men that they through our actions may see God in us (Hebrews 12:14), to remember that God's blessings are on those who make peace (Mathew 5:9). God bless his word in our hearts. Amen.

Thought for the day: When troubled, and weary, seek the God of peace. When confronted, and offended, seek to make peace for your Father (God) is the God of peace, and a God of peace.

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