WEEK 13: Peace or Panic

God wants to give us peace, but many times by our choices we choose panic.

‘These two things have come to you; Who will be sorry for you?— Desolation and destruction, famine and sword— By whom will I comfort you? Your sons have fainted, They lie at the head of all the streets, Like an antelope in a net; They are full of the fury of the Lord, The rebuke of your God. Therefore please hear this, you afflicted, And drunk but not with wine.’ Isaiah 51:19-21

 For there are six things the Lord hates—no, seven: haughtiness, lying, murdering, plotting evil, eagerness to do wrong, a false witness, sowing discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16

‘“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. ‘ Matthew 5:21-22

You can’t have peace and pride at the same time. Pride leads to immorality – proud, lying, murdering, plotting evil, eagerness to do wrong, false witness and gossip.

Are you allowing one of these sins to rob your peace?

Which one do you struggle with the most? Ask God which sin you are allowing to steal your peace and confess it where you can enjoy God’s gift of peace again. Do it right now.

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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darrell Ingram says March 27, 2018

Peace

There are 66 books in the Bible, but I believe there are 67 books because the Bible calls us living letters. Some people may never read a Bible but they’ll read your life. If they are reading your life, what do they read when they read you?

What version of Jesus do they see when they read your life?

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Todd Demaris says March 27, 2018

Matthew 28:20 says that GOD is with us always, to the end of the age. We have to remember that no matter what we are going through in our walk, JESUS is with us in all that we do. When making a decision follow Matthew 6:33, But seek first the kingdom of GOD. Whatever the choices are, seek the one closest to GOD.

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Dustin Smith says March 28, 2018

Pride is the damage. Pride is the gateway to sins and wrongdoing. Its saying that you as a fallible human have this on your own. There’s no way that we can have God’s peace on our own. The light of God and darkness of sin can’t dwell in the same place, and when pride enters in and runs amok in our lives, we can’t help but to panic.

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