The Fruit of the Spirit – Peace


The Bible tells us in Galatians 4:24 about the nine fruits of the Spirit:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Fruit Three Is Peace.

Peace is described as a state of tranquility or serenity; freedom of mind from annoyance, distraction, or anxiety. The Bible says in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” When we believe in God enough to cast all our burdens and troubles on Him by praying and trusting in Him, then we will have peace.

The reason we will have this peace is because we will no longer lay awake at night worrying if our best friend will make up with us or if we will win the top spot on the cheer squad. God will give us peace in our hearts that passes all understanding. God has promised it to us as He said in the verse above. On the other hand, if it’s not just a normal life problem that we are concerned about, but a deeper problem, such as unconfessed sin that may be in our lives, peace will be removed far from us because God hates sin and He cannot give a person peace who is willfully disobeying Him.

Once we confess sin in our lives and accept God’s forgiveness, the peace we will then feel will be beyond description. Those who love God’s laws and follow Him with all their heart will have great peace. Ralph Waldo Trine said: “To be at one with God is to be at peace … peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.”

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