12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
What is the peace of Christ?
Peace (Shalom) is not just safety, but a harmonious relationship and state. Christ Jesus suffered much opposition, rejection, hostility, and hatred from sinners on earth! But the first words on the cross were “Father, forgive them!”
Jesus Christ did not Come to punish us for our transgressions, but He brings us His mercy, love, and peace! He forgives us and leads us to the Father! He also removes barriers, feuds, and hatred among people!? He came to give us true peace!
When we are criticized, rejected, and targeted, we may be upset and feel injustice! But have we allowed the peace of Christ to rule in our hearts?
It may be difficult for us to forgive and accept those who hurt us, but when we allow the peace of Christ to rule in our hearts, we allow the Lord to do His work and live out His love in me. Let us be the son of peace.
The peace of Christ also brings us together to be one body in God! The most perfect harmony in one love!
Do you want the peace of Christ to rule in your heart when you encounter sickness, danger, worry, and struggle?
When you feel angry and hurt in your heart, do you want the peace of Christ to rule in you?
Bring everything to the Lord and let Him be our Lord! Not by flesh and blood, but let He be the Lord!