Our Daily Bread” http://odb.org
The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie http://www.harvest.org/devotional
Posted by David Kitz for “I Love the Psalms” @ https://davidkitz.wordpress.com/
Original post found @ https://davidkitz.blog/2022/10/04/our-peace-is-not-found-in-the-world/
Our Peace Is Not Found in the World
Posted by David Kitz in Psalm 119
Tags Jesus, peace, peace of God, word of God
Reading: Psalm 119:161-168
ש Sin and Shin
Rulers persecute me without cause,
but my heart trembles at your word.
I rejoice in your promise
like one who finds great spoil.
I hate and detest falsehood
but I love your law.
Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous laws.
Great peace have those who love your law,
and nothing can make them stumble.
I wait for your salvation, LORD,
and I follow your commands.
I obey your statutes,
for I love them greatly.
I obey your precepts and your statutes,
for all my ways are known to you (NIV). *
Autumn peace — photo by David Kitz
We live in troubled times—times of domestic and foreign conflict. Turmoil abounds. If you follow world events, it seems we are sitting on a ticking time bomb. Problems and conflicts abound, and those conflicts spill across borders as people flee and desperately seek a better life.
Into this world of uncertainty, the psalmist speaks these words. Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
If we are looking for peace in this world, we are sure to be disappointed. The ways of the world lead directly to conflict, as human greed and pride compete for dominance. This should not surprise us since the world and the systems of the world are controlled by our adversary, the prince of darkness.
Again, the psalmist reminds us. Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble
Our peace is not found in the world; it is found in loving your law, which is the word of God. The good news is that this word of God did not simply remain as pages in a book. It became flesh to live with us. The Prince of Peace came to live with us. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
Furthermore, Jesus, the living word, gives us this promise, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
Response: Father God, grant me your peace. Now by faith I receive the promise of your everlasting peace. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). Thank you, Lord Jesus. My sins are forgiven.
Your Turn: What brings you peace? Why do you need the peace of Christ?
* NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, COPYRIGHT ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 BY BIBLICA
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
You say you are a “born again” believer… BUT is your soul “ON FIRE” for the Lord ?? If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/
Picture credit: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS832US832&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=image+John+14:27&fir=rkRNM-tMLR8kJM%252ClYTH-uHWTi78hM%252C_%253BUNhnj-t1fOKhwM%252CHMWP-lDJJZPnZM%252C_%253B-GXCuf6hduuzlM%252CA2eQDYEDgIaT7M%252C_%253BCTPpRNqFuEWDtM%252Cd5VV45AQn8gsrM%252C_%253ByjPdnVY-vvT-ZM%252C0t-PpM_9spAhFM%252C_%253BwlrFiZb-K-y7wM%252C0nw_jx9eviNNjM%252C_%253B22GedZI_MMjm4M%252CHMWP-lDJJZPnZM%252C_%253BadoB-daWW9fkYM%252CIGrr6qPOvR7UUM%252C_%253ByN-Ik-bmGy68hM%252CwueRYOXIk2wkIM%252C_%253BMi8jrUzz9HmoCM%252CcOx_ohAYgqCc9M%252C_%253BtQQQX7uxwe7eBM%252C4KQ3O_GpRgVhMM%252C_%253BgtuyoJdMpdID5M%252C0h69f3FE-b3mmM%252C_%253BBP0Mn4D9ojkrpM%252CFN9PfgopkCHAqM%252C_%253BaaqyDPS_UX5_ZM%252CraTRYL5Ev9p8WM%252C_%253BgsCWFOEoUNGkLM%252CaSggeAmGxsWHEM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kQ0P33H7PHMRUcZMxKC8BwH2JPsSA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj8_pjMs4X7AhUrTjABHZw6Ab4Q7Al6BAgKED4&biw=1304&bih=864&dpr=1#imgrc=sYH3INfvN1-nEM