The work of righteousness will be peace,
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
The effect of righteousness will be peace
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Anxiety in the heart of men cause depression
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad.
God wants you to look up and not look around
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face, smiling at you and His eyes have compassion towards you
The Lord wants us to listen to good news.
Good news make our heart glad
Etymology in Greek – torn down
Prayer and supplication
It is good to come together to pray
God wants us to answer the manifestation of blessings.
The peace of God surpasses all blessings
Let not our heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
The world does give some form of peace but it is not sustainable
Know that you know that all shall be well
The greek word for peace is shalom
Peace of God is eirene – peace, prosperity, rest, security
Aggressive robust peace
Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the LORD. So Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord GOD! For I have seen the Angel of the LORD face to face.”
Then the LORD said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it The-LORD-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
We wrestle not against flesh and blood
When there is Midianites (strife) in our lives, it is the closest thing to hell on earth.
God wants us to experience heaven on earth
When we are anxious we are torn apart
But the peace of God put us together, complete
Peace of God unites
It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop,
Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;
And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.
As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire,
So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,
And they go down into the inmost body.
A life without strife
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
The Christian Home
(cf. Eph. 5:21—6:9)
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Submit to your husband not because he is right, but submit because of the Lord
Do your work with all sincerity and worship the Lord
What is the point of winning the battle but losing the war
Meditate on These Things
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
God does not just want you to have peace of God but God of peace is with you
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the LORD forever,
For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.
The word for peace is shalom
He is the God of perfect peace
That is the Lord’s desire for you! Every area of your life.