Peace of God
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Paul is encouraging believers to live their lives experiencing inner peace while expressing a thankful heart towards Christ. When one dwells or meditates on the Word of God and then gives praises to His name, it brings honor to who He is and exalts the supreme sacrifice He has made for sinful man. To let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts means, walking in the Lord and growing in our so great salvation. And earnestly urging each other to consider every thought, word and deed lived out. We are to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, making beautiful melody in our hearts to the Lord, who gives to each Child of God such immense benefits (Psalm 103:2-5).
Friend, be aware of a false peace that can come into the heart of any believer. This false peace will delay a Christian from seeking after true peace because they believe they’ve already received it. When we disobey God purposely or even unintentionally, God’s peace departs. Can you think of a time when a man of God disobeyed the Lord’s command and was able to go to the bottom of a ship to sleep? Yes, Jonah was that man. In his disobedience, Jonah was at peace in his disobedient decision until God brought a great storm into his life. When our hearts are not at peace with God, it makes it hard to sing praises to Him or be in harmony with those we love. Prayer and surrender to the will of God brings true peace to the heart and praises from our lips to Him who is worthy to be praised.
Lord, I will trust Your care of me and rest in Your perfect peace .