- Joe Norton
The Peace of God (10/24/2021)
“...and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
While some believe the peace mentioned here refers to God’s own inner peace, the context leans heavily on the side of the peace a Christian internalizes because of his/her relationship with God. Paul has just advised his readers to put aside anxiety and to rely on God.
We live in a world filled with stress and tension that can have an effect on us if we are not careful. But by maintaining a firm, scriptural relationship with God, we can process such tension positively and reach a degree of personal peace that we may not have realized was possible.
This kind of peace denotes an inner spirit of tranquility, and it gives us the strength to endure despite potentially devastating circumstances that may surround us. It is a peace possible only through Christ Jesus, and it defies human understanding.