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The peace of God does not look like the peace men speak of.  God’s peace cannot be seen.  There is no handshake or smile to see.  No joyous voice the ear can receive.  We walk by faith.  And this is God’s design.  When God says “Peace to you.”, the world looks on the receiver with envy and hatred.  The kingdom of heaven is within and the signs of it are obscure from the world.  There is no written treaty that a man might hang up on the wall. 

The world will send gifts to those it desires peace from.  And such gifts are easy to behold.  But the gift of God is eternal life, and a calmness of heart.  God gives power to overcome both sin and temptation.  He leads those to whom He extends peace through the raging battle of this world.  The battle of the Lord in this world cannot be heard or seen.  There is no bloodshed, screams of wounds, loud explosions, or the clash of steel.  For the battle is not fought with flesh. 

Peace, yes.  But death remains ahead.  Death of the flesh and not death of the spirit.  There is a river to cross for every man.  That river holds no mercy and does not cry at our passing.  Peace from God, in this world, is a promise of eternal life after we have crossed.  In the mean time there is a war to be fought.  Turn from ungodly behavior and seek His glory.  We are but servants pulled up by the hair that we might serve Him.  God remains supreme! 

There was a saying in Rome.  The men of the arena would stand before the throne and say:  “We who are about to die salute you!”.  In the arena of this world the Christian says: “We who are about to live salute you!”.

By His Grace.

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Written by buttermilk80

August 8, 2010 at 5:42 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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