Thursday Message Review
March 19, 2015
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
The peace of God mentioned in Colossians 3:15 is not the inner feeling of comfort, but rather an external reality that mediates between other people in your lives. What Paul is saying here is that the peace of God should govern our hearts. It should have control of and power over our hearts to the end that as a body of believers we are one. He is saying that peace vertically will create peace horizontally.
There is a right way and a wrong way to have peace. The wrong way is to leave sin unchecked, to compromise truth for the sake of unity, to allow evil to establish a foothold in our lives.
The right way is by speaking the truth in love, confronting sin, and forgiving the sinner. But because we are called into God’s presence, we are to allow His peace to arbitrate all of our dealings with one another.
If we are to discover and enjoy peace today, then we must first experience peace with God. So STOP right now and spend time with Him and find your peace for today.
See you tomorrow. Go in peace!