"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
My wife, Amy, and I live in Asheville, North Carolina. It is a very eclectic community, filled with folks to whom “peace” is a high priority. You see the peace symbol of the 1960s on many bumper stickers around town. It’s not surprising, I suppose. Peace is what the whole world wants. But the world is searching for peace in all the wrong places. Unbelievers fail to understand that their lack of peace resides in their own sinful, unbelieving hearts.
St. Augustine of Hippo spoke this of God in his Confessions: “…because you have made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” True and lasting peace comes only from the “Prince of Peace” – our Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6). Only Christ brings peace anchored in a firm and secure hope (Hebrews 6:19). We believers are given full assurance of this hope by the power of God’s Spirit within us, attesting to the truth of God’s promises. This is our comfort – that all of God’s promises are “Yes” in Christ
(2 Corinthians 1:20).
Romans 5:1-11; Luke 2:14
OUR COMFORT - FOUND ONLY IN JESUS - IS GOD'S PEACE. IT IS STRENGTH. IT IS REST. IT IS JOY. IT IS PERSEVERANCE. IT IS A CERTAIN HOPE.
Bible In A Year
- Jeremiah 43-44
- Psalm 123
- 2 Corinthians 1