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    Wednesday, January 20

    I give you my peace.

    John 14:27.

    On his final day as a human, Jesus was troubled. Soon he would suffer a cruel death at the hands of lawless men. But it was more than his impending death that was giving Jesus concern. He deeply loved his Father and wanted to please him. Jesus knew that if he proved faithful under the coming difficult test, he would contribute to the vindication of Jehovah’s name.

    Jesus also loved people, and he knew that our future prospects for everlasting life would depend on his finishing his earthly course successfully. Even though Jesus was under great stress, he was at peace. He had “the peace of God,” the calmness and tranquility that result from a person’s precious relationship with Jehovah.


    That peace put Jesus’ mind and heart at rest. (Phil. 4:6, 7) None of us will ever face the kind of pressure that Jesus had to endure, but all who follow Jesus will face trials. (Matt. 16:24, 25; John 15:20) And like Jesus, we will feel troubled at times.

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    Peace, underrated.
     
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    I'll start by citing the verse in its original context (as I dislike snippets which can be miscontrued and/or misunderstood and/or misapplied):

    I leave YOU peace, I give YOU my peace. I do not give it to YOU the way that the world gives it. Do not let YOUR hearts be troubled nor let them shrink for fear. —John 14:27 New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

    The writer of this Daily Text does a respectable job of noting the tribulation that Jesus went through which went far beyond anything any one of us will ever experience in our life as a believer.

    Jesus notably said that the peace he gave to his apostles was distinctly different from the way the world gives peace. The world, of course, imposes peace through legislation and military might, for it knows no other way to achieve peace (and it's not really peace in any lasting sense, but rather obedience and compliance).

    The peace Jesus spoke of works on the inner man, at his heart. Although we may find ourselves living in otherwise uncertain times or through difficult situations, we have godly peace because we believe in the promise that nothing can separate us from our Father in the heavens, not even death. (Cf Romans 8:38-39)

    In closing, I'll refer once again to the apostolic letter to the believers at Philippi that I cited from in a previous Daily Text post:

    Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:6-7 New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

    Submitted for perusal and consideration,
    Timothy
     
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