The traditional Hebrew greeting Shalom means “peace upon you” or “may you be well”
The Messiah would bring peace
He shall speak pace to the nations. Zech. 9:9-10
His name shall be called… Prince of Peace. Is. 9:6-7
I will make a covenant of peace with them. Ez. 37:24-28
And He shall be their peace. Mic. 5:4-5
You will give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1
Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among those with who he is pleased. Luke 2:14
Peace comes from Life with Jesus
Peace I leave with you. Jn. 14:25-28
In me you may have peace. Jn. 16:33
Preach good news of peace through Jesus Christ. Acts 10:34-36
Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God. Rom. 4:24 – 5:2
He himself is our peace. Eph. 2:13-18
Jesus made peace by the blood of his cross. Col. 1:19-22
Peace is a Choice
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You. Is. 26:3-4
There is no peace for the wicked. Is. 57:21
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Ps. 34:14
To set the mind of the spirt is life and peace. Rom. 8:6
And the peace of God will guard your heart and mind… Phil. 4:6-9
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. Col. 3:15
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace… Gal. 5:22
Blessed are the peacemakers. Matt. 5:9
As it depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Rom. 12:18
Strive for peace with everyone. Heb. 12:14
A harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Jam. 3:17-18
Do you have peace with God right now? If you have never repented of your sins, trusted in the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ I would encourage you to do that today. You will never find real peace apart from a relationship with God through Jesus. Come talk to me or contact the church if you are watching or listening on-line.
Are you letting God’s Word guard and keep your mind and heart in His perfect peace? You can only do this if you are reading it regularly and choosing to believe God’s promises over your own thoughts and fears.
Are you a peacemaker? Do you humbly and gently try to make peace with people in your life? Do you out of your way to help others find peaceful solutions?
Finding peace in your life right now means choosing to obey God and let His Spirit rule your thoughts, words and actions. Finding peace with God comes only through His Son, the Prince of Peace. He is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Jesus is our peace.