Theme: WHERE COULD SAFETY BE FOUND?
Text: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27.
Comment: In order to enjoy true peace and safety, one must have the accurate knowledge of God. (Proverbs 3:13-17). This knowledge builds faith and one who exercises strong faith in Jehovah’s promises will be blessed with His spirit so as to be calm, steady and resolute even in times of crisis. “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” said St. Paul in Romans 5:1.
Faith is exercised when the Christian “casts his burden upon the Lord” by taking his problems to God in prayer. (Psalm 55:22). The belief that God will do what is best in each circumstance makes such ones to remain at ease having the understanding that “…with God nothing shall be impossible”. (Luke 1:37; Jeremiah 32: 27,17) Christ said: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). And the Prophet David stated: “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” – Psalm 119:165. See also Philippians 4:6, 7.
May God Almighty help us to worship Him in spirit and in truth always and to live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness so as to be blessed His peace. – Isaiah 26:3,4.