Peace is used 91 times in the New Testament (NRSV).

Key Verse: God is a God not of disorder but of peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33)

Jesus is the Prince of Peace who brings peace: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. (John 14:27)

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)

We are to do the work of peace: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." (Matthew 5:9)

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. (Romans 14:19)

Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11)

If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (Romans 12:18)

God's discipline in our lives produces peace: Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11)

God wants us to have peace within and peace without.

For Reflection & Sharing:

  1. What are some of the things within ourselves that keep us from experiencing God's peace?
  2. What are some of the things that keep us from experiencing peace with others.
  3. What is God's solution?
  4. Where in your life would you like more peace?
  5. What are you doing today to receive God's solution?