The promise of Peace
Isaiah 26v3 “You will keep in perfect peace he whose mind is stayed on thee“.
This is a scripture with a promise and instruction. The promise is you will have peace, but before you have the peace you need to keep your mind in God.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Isaiah clearly states we need to keep our minds on God.
Paul also emphasises the need to keep our minds on God. Colossians 3:2.
So what is keeping our minds on God?
Trusting him with everything and our all Proverbs 3:5-6.
Not taking matters into our hands. Running to all sorts of prophets and people when things are not going our way. But, encouraging ourselves that God is in control. This is just what David did when the Amalekites had destroyed everything he had. 1 Samuel 30:6.
Delighting yourself in the Lord in the midst of adversity, Psalms 37:4.
Counting it all joy and rejoicing all the time, because the Joy of the Lord is our strength.
Praying without ceasing, 1Thessalonians 5:17.
The power of a Christian is in praying. Jesus found peace with his enemies because while it was early in the morning he would go into the mountains to pray (Mark 1:35)
Forgiving others, Luke 11:4
God forgives us as we forgive others. An unforgiving Christian is an oxymoron. Therefore, where there is
Walking in Love, John 15:14.
When we love we demonstrate our faith in God. This is the only sign which makes people know that we are God’s children. John 13:35. Loving others is obeying God’s commandment.
The promise of peace is for those who are willing to exercise their faith – faith without works is dead (James 2:24).