Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peace! Based on HIS Righteousness !

The peace we have with God is not dependent on our performance but on the righteousness of Jesus. Peace is the emotion that is in the heart of man when he knows he has no debt. We have no debt before God because wherever we fell short of righteousness by our works, Jesus supplied our deficit, as a gift. The reason we have peace is simply because we measure up to the standard of God. We couldn't say that until Jesus (the Son of God) climbed onto our side of the scale and balanced the whole thing out between us and God. Never do we need to feel that we come short of holiness, righteousness or any standard of qualification. We can have the peace of God – we don’t come short in JESUS.

Jesus gave us His peace not as the world gives but true peace He gave us.. The peace that the world gives is purely based on the “if you pay you don’t have to worry” basis. The peace of Jesus (the peace that He has) is based on the fact that Jesus is perfect before the Father, in His likeness and image.


Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither

Bertie Brits


Jamie said...

I like the thought that peace is more than an emotion. Peace is a settled and fixed realization. Jesus has become our peace: we are IN the one who IS PEACE. We are KEPT in peace and He dwells in us.

jul said...

Jamie, I think that's true as well, but emotions are not so fluctuating when they are based on unshakable truths...There are times when I'm not feeling peaceful and this shows me that something is wrong in my believing somewhere, believing goes deeper than just intellectual assent I think.

But yes! Jesus IS our peace! And he will never leave us or forsake us.