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                                            Peace with God
 
 

Can we really expect to find lasting peace?

About 200 treaties have been signed in Europe since 1919
and almost all have been broken. Treaties don"t guarantee
peace. What about the peace in your neighborhood? Maybe
you don't have any drugs or crime on your street, but
what about inside the homes? Divorce and child abuse seem
to be problems almost everywhere. Peace? not really.

There is really no peace in the world around us. But what
about inside us? What about in our hearts? Maybe around
others we manage a cheerful smile. What about when we're
alone? God says in the Bible that some cry, peace,peace;
when there is no peace. 1  Are you like that? Pretending
be at peace will never satisfy our craving for real,enduring
peace.

God does not want us to have to struggle, but there's a
problem. God says, all have sinned and come short of the glory
of God.2  That  "all" includes everyone of us. No one has
measured up to God's standard. Without God there is no way
for us to have real peace. Some people try to make their peace
with God, but says, all our righteouenesses are filthy rags.3
Those aren't worth much in God's sight.

How do we find peace? God has made a way for us to be right
with Him through the Lord Jesus Christ. All God's demands for
perfect righteousness were met in the Lord Jesus. Jesus came
into the world and went to the cross to die and pay the penalty
for sin. He Himself couldn't sin, but He was made peace through
the blood of His cross.5

The Lord Jesus has made peace possible for anyone who will trust
in Him. The Bible says that God is of purer eyes than to behold
evil.6 and that we have all sinned.
We must have our sins washed away so that we can have the peace
that Jesus has made possible for us. God says, the blood of Jesus
Christ His [God's] Son cleanseth us from all sin.7 You need to take
advantage of the cleansing power of Jesus' blood by believing on
Him. God says, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,and thou shalt be
saved.8 No amount of churchgoing or good deeds will ever wash away
your sins. Remember, God has said that all your righteousness are
like filthy rags to Him.

Only when you believe on the Lord Jesus and trust Him to wash away
your sins will you be able to enjoy the peace that He has made. Then
you can enjoy the Bible when it says, Therefore being justified by
faith,we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.9 God
wants to fill you with all joy and peace in believing,10  Once you
have put your trust in Him. God, who raised Jesus from the dead,
invites you to acquaint now thyself with Him, and he at peace.11
 

Bible references: 1Jeremiah 6:14/ 2Romans 3:23/ 3Isiah 64:6/
                  4 IICorin 5:21/ 5Colossians 1:20/
                  6Habakkuk 1:13/ 7 IJohn 1:7/ 8Acts 16:31
                  9Romans 5:1/ 10Romans 15:13/ 11Job 22:21
 

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