[Willow Creek Association] 1999-04-25 - Verses on Peace

With so much strife locally, nationally and globally, let's find comfort in God's word about peace. Pray today for peace to hurting people in the entire world. All verses today are from the New Living Translation.

National Peace

1 Kings 4:24 Solomon's dominion extended over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza. And there was peace throughout the entire land.

International Peace

1 Samuel 7:14 The Israelite towns near Ekron and Gath that the Philistines had captured were restored to Israel, along with the rest of the territory that the Philistines had taken. And there was also peace between Israel and the Amorites in those days

Promise of Peace

John 14:27 "I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid.

Source of Peace

Haggai 2:9 The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the LORD Almighty. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the LORD Almighty, have spoken!"

Isaiah 9:6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Challenge for Us to Live in Peace

2 Corinthians 13:11 Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Rejoice. Change your ways. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

Matthew 5:9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

Father, We pray today for peace in our country, our homes, our schools, our workplaces and the world. We know You have the answer. We thank You for the answer, Your Son , Jesus. In His name, Amen.