“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end!” Jeremiah 29:11
HOPE FOR TODAY!
The whole world is yearning for peace, yet more and more it moves away from it! Troubled times that creep in to surprise us as we have seen recently in the news with these Paris terrorist attacks. The murder of hundreds on the Russian Airline, Belgium and others. The world is moving ever close to chaos. What shall it be next? Shall we as Christians be as the Liberals that invite our enemies to a pillow fight, or as those that would agree the right thing to do is to try a MOAB style of warfare. (MOAB meaning Mother of all Bombs)? None of this speaks of peace! If we are to have peace we must have thoughts of peace and move in this direction.
Right thinking will be full of thoughts that inspire our actions to follow them in kind, but how can this be? Only through Jesus will we learn thoughts of peace, even through all of this turmoil! As we read,
“Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things!” Philippians 4:8
Only through Jesus can we learn this, How to be at peace when the world is spinning into chaos! Jesus is the Prince of Peace and He will always draw us to peace and teach us to focus on Him. We are to pray for all and keep our minds stayed on Him. This is right thinking and this will bring us to peace!
AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU!