Friday, November 27, 2009

Today's Daily Devotional

May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

05/06/09 This verse calls God the Lord of peace. We have discussed previously that means He owns it. It belongs to Him. He can give it to whomever He wants. We have also talked about the true definition of peace is not a stagnant, motionless thing. However, it is calming in the sense that it is assurance of salvation through Christ. There is nothing to fear because we are promised a place in heaven when we accept Christ and invite Him to live in our heart. This is the same word used to describe the fruit of the Spirit. So, how can assurance of salvation manifest itself as an observable behavior? Have you ever watched a mature Christian go through a traumatic circumstance? It’s a beautiful thing. Sure there are tears and grief, but there is also quiet strength, acceptance and evidence that they’re holding tightly to the Lord.

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