How To Keep The Peace Of God In Our Lives

Friday 31st January 2020 Devotion

Scripture:- Philippians 4:1-9

Topic:- How To Keep The Peace Of God In Our Lives

Text:- Philippians 4:6

A. Paul tells us to “be anxious for nothing.” See Phillippians 4:6:
1. Fret and worry indicate a lack of trust in God’s wisdom, sovereignty, or power. The Word is the antidote to anxiety. See Psalm 1:2.
2. “In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving” All difficulties are within God’s purposes. Gratitude to God accompanies all true prayer.
3. “And the peace of God.” Inner calm or tranquility is promised to the believer who has a thankful attitude based on an unwavering confidence that God is able and willing to do what is best for His children. See Romans 8:28.
4. “Which surpasses all understanding.” This refers to the divine origin of peace. It transcends human intellect, analysis, and insight. “Will guard.”
5. A military term meaning “to keep watch over. ”God’s peace guards believers from anxiety, doubt, fear, and distress. B. “Your hearts and minds.”:
1. Paul was not making a distinction between the two—he was giving a comprehensive statement referring to the whole inner person. Because of the believer’s union with Christ, He guards his inner being with His peace.
2. And believers are to think on what is true, what is found in God, in Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and in God’s Word. See 2 Timothy 2:25; Ephesians 4:20-21; John 16:13; 17:17.
3. They are to think on what is “worthy of respect,” whatever is worthy of awe and adoration, i.e., the sacred as opposed to the profane.
4. The believer is to think in harmony with God’s divine standard of holiness and on what is morally clean and undefiled.
5. Believers are to focus on whatever is lovely, “pleasing” or “amiable,” and that which is highly regarded or thought well of.
6. If they follow the truth of God proclaimed, along with the example of that truth lived by Paul before them, “the God of peace will be with [them].” God is peace, makes peace with sinners through Christ, and gives perfect peace in trouble. See Romans 16:20; Ephesians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.

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D. There’s Hope in the Waiting:
1. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

E. His Great Love Toward Us:
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and. This is so true. I work with, and meet lots of youths, who need this answer. Even my daughter asks the same questions, as she works on realizing who she is in Christ and understanding why we teach her that she is so different from the world. Great for sharing!

Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, let Your peace which passeth all understanding, be for me henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Happy Weekend!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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