Peace

Peace by Believing

Jan 01

Peace by Believing   "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”— Romans 5:1.   A MOMENT'S contemplation would suffice to arouse any man to the terror of the position involved in being at war with God. For a subject to be in a state of sedition against a powerful monarch is …

Romans:5:1

Peace: A Fact and A Feeling

Jan 01

Peace: A Fact and A Feeling    “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”— Romans v. 1.   WONDERFUL is the power of faith. In the Epistle to the Hebrews our apostle tells us of the marvellous exploits which it has wrought in subduing kingdoms and obtaining promises, in quenching the …

Romans:5:1

The Horrible East Winds!

Jan 01

The Horrible East Winds!    “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”— Colossians iii. 15.   I DO not know-how it is, but during the last two or three days I have been called to sympathize with an amount of sorrow such …

Colossians:3:15

Peace: How Gained, How Broken

Oct 27

Peace: How Gained, How Broken   “I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.”— Psalm lxxxv. 8.   “I WILL hear what God the Lord will speak.” There were voices and voices. There were voices of the past …

Psalms:85:8

The Lover of God’s Law Filled with Peace

Jan 22

The Lover of God’s Law Filled with Peace   “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalm cxix.165.   THIS forms part of a devotional passage. It is not merely a statement that great peace comes to those who love the law of God, but it is uttered as part of a hymn …

Psalms:119:165

Sweet Peace for Tried Believers

Mar 31

Sweet Peace for Tried Believers   “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”— John xvi. 33.   THIS most delightful passage occurs at the close of the last of our Saviour’s sermons before he went …

John:16:33

The Song of a City, and the Pearl of Peace

Jan 04

The Song of a City, and the Pearl of Peace   “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” — Isaiah xxvi. 3.   THIS is no dry, didactic statement, but a verse from a song. We are among the poets of revelation, who did not compose ballads for …

Isaiah:26:3

The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace

Apr 07

The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace   “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to …

James:4:7-10

The Peace of God

Jan 06

The Peace of God   “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”— Philippians iv. 7.   “PEACE” is a heavenly word. When at the advent of our Lord angels came to sing among men a midnight sonnet their second note was “Peace on earth.” Would God the shining …

Philippians:4:7

Negotiations for Peace

Sep 18

Negotiations for Peace   “Preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all).”— Acts x. 36.   THESE words were addressed to an admirable congregation, all met with an earnest purpose, all conscious that they were in the presence of God, all like good soil that had been ploughed and prepared for the good seed. Happy preacher to …

Acts:10:36