Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 25, 2020
Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace. Ephesians 6:15, TPT
When we have peace with God we are at war with the devil! Satan does not take our serenity in our Savior Jesus without fighting back. Indeed, peace is a primary fruit of the gospel—the good news that we have peace with God and peace within our heart to guard against godlessness. We are able to stand our ground because we are grounded in grace with our feet protected by the gospel of peace. Yes, we stand secure as ambassadors of God’s peace, to bless and to battle.
Two millennial before Larry Munson, the iconic college football radio announcer, flowered his color commentary with the archaic term, “hob-nailed boot”—a Roman soldier was issued this cleated footwear to stand his ground in battle. Secure on secular surfaces, a follower of Jesus in similar fashion stands on the gospel of peace. The inner peace of God gives a soldier of Christ the outer resolve to resist the devil, to stand his ground and face the twin foes of fear and shame. In the middle of chaos, a Christian is able to model a quiet peace and strength to a stressed world.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns” (Isaiah 52:7, NLT)!
Are you able to be a peace broker to those on the verge of panic? Point people to first find peace with God through trust in Jesus Christ, so they can then experience the peace of God. Being a peace broker is a privilege of those who proclaim the gospel with their loving life and caring words. Truth and grace are able to penetrate the enemy’s lines scattered with lies and defeat the devil and his demons. Walk in the gospel of peace, as Christ calms anxious hearts.
How is your heart? Riddled with pain or robust with peace? If restless, do not allow the fiery darts of the devil to distress you. By faith watch them harmlessly disappear into the force field of your heart covered by your childlike trust in Jesus and His faithful love. The peace of God pounces on the enemy like a courageous beast conquers his prey. Peace gladly receives the love of the Father, while fear remains confused and stuck in insecurity. Rest in the peace readily available to a humble and broken heart. Peace is your super power to stand firm.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you” (Romans 16:20).
Dear Lord, help me walk in peace trusting you, so I can bring calm to chaotic circumstances, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
What do I need to let go of so I can be available to support someone else who is stressed?
Being a peace broker is a privilege of those who proclaim the gospel with their loving life and caring words. #WisdomHunters #peace #truth #Jesus
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