Peace...it is the longing of man’s heart. It is approached through handshakes, treaties, accords, trade agreements, even with the tools of war. Peace is the goal but the way to achieve it is often times very illusive. It has been that way since Cain chose to kill his brother because he didn’t like God’s answer to him about his offering.
“Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.”
Just a few months ago a peace accord was signed by Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.
As it was being signed, there were those who chose to respond with missiles declaring that they are for war. Scripture was being lived out before our very eyes.
But that is simply the beginning. More peace will be declared in the days ahead. But it will ultimately lead to a final battle for control of the world. The attempt at peace will eventually lead to the greatest battle ever launched on a battlefield.
However, that is not the greatest battle.
That one has already been won. It was fought at Calvary. It was for the hearts and souls of all mankind. It was won when the Savior declared, “Tetelesti” which we translate, “It is finished!”
And it is. Our sin debt has been paid. When we come to Jesus and repent of our sins and determine to live for Him, He comes to dwell in our lives. Satan is defeated and we are set free.
Yes, there are those who are for war but we serve the Prince of Peace. The battle is over.
Jesus, our Prince of Peace, thank You for coming into our lives and bringing Your peace. The world may clamor for war, but You bring real peace.