Knowing God is Knowing Peace
Because God is peace, we can know peace for ourselves. We can understand that this concept doesn’t mean the absence of conflict in our lives, but rather the opportunity to know Christ is with us in the midst of conflict. As Ronald Reagan once said, “Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” So, here’s why God is peace for all people.
The Gospel Makes The Difference
Regardless of the country you’re from, the people group you’re a part of, or the language you speak, God is peace for all people. He has made a way, through Christ the Son, for us to experience the fullness of peace with Him. But this peace extends further than just our relationship with Him.
God desires to be at peace with all people and for us to be at peace with one another. It is only through the power of the gospel that we are able to cross cultures and bridge the man-man divides that exists between us. When conflict is at its highest, our faith can be at its deepest.
God is Peace
Hebrews 13:20-21 is a prayer of blessing to the church and a reminder to us that our God is the God of peace who dwells among His people. This benediction closes out this letter to the church serves as a reminder to us of the power of Christ within us to be the peacemakers we’re called to be.
Now, may the God of peace—Who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant—equip you with everything good to do His will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.