A BIBLICAL LOOK AT THE WORD PEACE!!
- God is the author of.
Psalms 147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
- RESULTS FROM
- Heavenly wisdom.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
- The government of Christ.
Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Praying for rulers.
1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
- Seeking the peace of those with whom we dwell.
Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
- Necessary to the enjoyment of life.
Psalms 34:12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.1 Peter 3:10-11 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
- GOD BESTOWS UPON THOSE WHO
- Obey Him.
Leviticus 26:6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
- Please Him.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
- Endure His chastisements.
Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:Job 5:23-24 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
- Is a bond of union.
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- The fruit of righteousness should be sown in.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
- The church shall enjoy.
Psalms 125:5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.Psalms 128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.Hosea 2:18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
- SAINTS SHOULD
Zechariah 8:19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
- Follow the things which make for.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Psalms 120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.
- Live in.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
- Have, with each other.
Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
- Endeavor to have with all men.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
- Pray for that of the church.
Psalms 122:6-8 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
- Exhort others to.
Genesis 45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
- Ministers should exhort to.
2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
- Advantages of.
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
- Blessedness of.
Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
- Blessedness of promoting.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
- THE WICKED
- Hypocritically speak.
Psalms 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
- Speak not.
Psalms 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
- Enjoy not.
Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.Ezekiel 7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
- Opposed to.
Psalms 120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
Psalms 120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
- Shall abound in the latter days.
Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.Isaiah 32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
Abraham,Genesis 13:8-9 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Abimelech,Genesis 26:29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.
Mordecai,Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.
David,Psalms 120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.