World leaders are striving to create “world peace.” This is a most noble goal. All of God’s conditions for peace are laid out in the Bible:
“If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; then I . . . will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid.” (Lev. 26:3, 6) “But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you” (Lev. 26:14-17)
Who are they that receive peace in the Bible? Those who keep God’s commandments. The same is true in any home, church or nation. “The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity” (Mal. 2:6) One of God’s conditions for peace is walking in the truth.
If man wants peace, he’ll need to follow God: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Mat. 6:33) “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Rom. 14:17). Peace is promised for those that keep their minds on God “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isa. 26:3).
World diplomats can sign peace treaties, but there will be no world peace until they follow God. Jesus Christ is called the “Prince of Peace,” in Isaiah 9:6, because it is none other than Jesus Christ who will establish a lasting peace on earth. Jesus offers spiritual peace today and in the future to all those who will receive Him.
In His service,
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