Devotional: Peace with God

In Isaiah 53:5 we read about the remarkable exchange that Jesus Christ offers us through His death on the cross:

"The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him."

God wants to bless you with a deep, settled inward peace. Let us look at two Scriptures in the New Testament that also speak of this peace. Romans 5:1:

"Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NAS)

What beautiful words, "we have peace with God." No longer are we guilty. No longer do we fear that somehow we are not pleasing God. We have peace with God.

The next verse that speaks about this peace is Philippians 4:7, which describes the experiential results of this peace within us:

"The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (NIV)

It takes the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds in our contemporary civilization. But I want to testify that God's peace can do that.

Actually, the word "peace" in its Hebrew form means more than just the absence of conflict, it means wholeness or well-being. That peace begins in the inner man but it leads to total well-being. It works out in every area of your life, in the physical and in the material also.

In our study to discover your heritage as a child of God, through Jesus Christ, you are not only blessed in the spiritual realm. In our next devotional, you will begin to see the outworking of redemption in the physical area, the physical benefits that Christ has made available to you through His death.

 

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You so much again for that wonderful blessing of peace. Thank You that You want me to have that peace, that complete wholeness and well-being. Thank You that You have made that available for me through Your sacrifice on the Cross. Help Me, through Your Holy Spirit, to more and more live in Your peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

This devotional is taken from: Claiming our Inheritance

Also recommended: Called to Conquer - Discover your personal assignment from God

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