Message of the Day: Let the Peace of Christ Govern Our Attitudes and Relationships
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15, NKJV)
The peace of Christ is the attitude of peace that Christ alone gives – in place of the attitude of bitterness and quarrelsomeness. This attitude is to “rule” (preside, govern) or function like an empire in all human relationships.
No heart is right with God where the peace of Christ does not rule; and the continual prevalence of the peace of Christ is the decisive proof that the heart is right with God. When a man loses his peace, it is an awful proof that he has lost something else; that he has given way to evil, and grieved the Spirit of God. While peace rules, all is safe.
We cannot have peace with God, in ourselves, nor among each other, unless we continue in unity; and, as one body, continue in connection and dependence on him who is our only head: to this we are called; it is a glorious state of salvation, and we should be for ever thankful that we are thus privileged.
A spirit of thankfulness, also, would tend much to promote harmony and peace. An ungrateful person is commonly a troubled, agitated, restless, and dissatisfied. Nothing better tends to promote peace and order than gratitude to God for his mercies. Though we are people of various personalities and social backgrounds, we can all live together in harmony through allowing the peace-loving spirit of Christ to govern and preside over our actions.
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