“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving… . Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”James 3:17-18
God’s never-ending love story begins in Genesis where the relationship between the Lord and mankind is initiated. In 1:26, “Let us” (Father, Son, and Spirit) were words spoken in perfect triune harmony, setting into motion a tale of heaven and earth and the greatest rescue ever. With the foreknowledge He would be nailed to a cross for the sins of those He created, Jesus became the Provision, the only way to make peace between us and the Father.
We have a spiritual enemy who persistently tries to convince us that our lives are to be defined by our worst moments rather than by God’s peace-making grace. If you buy into the lie, only unrest will follow. But if you let His never-stopping, never-giving-up love take hold of you, peace will ensue.
May the year 2020 be one of full release from all shame of the past. For a time Paul grieved over his murderous ways, but then he moved on, immersing himself in the life-giving grace of Jesus and answering His call on his life. Let the Prince of Peace rule in your heart today.
“He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalm 34:4b-5)
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 27-28
- Psalm 14
- Matthew 22