PC-USA 1997-05-25 - Peace

Today I would like to show some of what the Bible has to say about peace, in honor of people who have served in our armed services, both to recover peace and to maintain it.

Isa 36:16 (NIV) "Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then every one of you will eat from his own vine and fig tree and drink water from his own cistern,

Jer 46:27 (NIV) "Do not fear, O Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, O Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.

Ezek 34:25 (NIV) "'I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of wild beasts so that they may live in the desert and sleep in the forests in safety.

Psa 122:6 (NIV) Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.

And the even more important peace -- the most important kind of all:

John 14:27 (NIV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Jan