A Life of
Nobility: Attaining Peace
Jesus left peace for us. (Jn16:33)
Man desires for peace in this troublesome world.
Jesus promised peace to his disciples. (Jn 14:27f)
The peace of giving your burdens to Jesus. (Mt11:28)
The peace of overcoming the world. (Jn17:33)
A peace like chicks under the wings of hen.
Jesus left peace.
The first words Jesus taught the disciples to
greet people with: “May peace be with
Jesus’ first greetings to the disciples after His
resurrection: “Peace be with you.”
Paul followed Jesus’ example in his writings.
Why do people lose peace?
In general: people lose peace due to their evil
There was peace in the Garden of Eden.
Evil men do not know the way of peace. (Rm3:11-18)
Jehu commented that there shall be no peace
because Jezebel committed so many idolatries and witchcraft. (2Ki9:22)
Setting the mind on the flesh results in death.
Setting the mind on the spirit brings life and peace. (Rm
When one knows that trouble is coming, yet
cannot control it, they lose peace.
Pharaoh lost peace in two dreams. (Ge 41:16)
A king lost peace in a time of war when seeing
the hands of God writing on the wall of man. (Da
When Katrina was approaching and the governor of
not know what was happening, she lost peace.
When one feels that he is not equally treated,
he will lose peace. (Ge37:4)
A housecat does not like a
newborn baby. A housedog protects a newborn baby. Why?
is not fairly treated, and receives agitation from others. (1Sa ,6)
It is similar to spreading salt
on an open wound. It is more than physical pain sometimes.
How can one attain peace?
Having strong faith toward Jesus Christ: “Your
faith has saved you; go in peace”
A sinful woman cried behind Jesus. She had great faith. (Lk7:50)
She overcame the laughter of those who called her
She repented bitterly to Jesus.
A sick woman touched the edge of Jesus’ garment and was healed. She had strong
She overcame all the hardships to draw herself
near to Jesus.
She believed that as soon as she touched the
garment of Jesus, she would be healed. Her faith drew out the power of Jesus.
Strong faith shows in totally relying on Jesus Christ. (Is26:3)
Entering into the temple of God.
The house of God is the dwelling place of the Holy
Spirit, the home of the eternal God. (Eph 2:22f)
At the temple dedication, Solomon prayed to the
Lord to give peace when people came to the temple to pray. God also made
promises to Solomon concerning his prayer. (2Chro 6:22,24,26,28,32,34,36)
People would be able to resolve their disputes
when coming to the temple to pray. (v22)
People’s sins would be forgiven when they came to
the temple to pray. (v24)
God can give rain after a drought when people
come to temple to repent and pray. (v26)
God would solve all kinds of natural disasters
when people came to the temple to pray. (v28)
Even if one was not an Israelite, God would listen
to his prayer when he came to the temple to pray. (v32)
God would give the people victory in war when
people came to the temple to pray.
People would be returned from captivity when they
prayed for the temple
of God. (v36ff)
God promised Solomon’s prayer. God will see the
prayer and hear the prayer in the temple. (2Chr 7:12-15)
To pray. (Phi 4:7)
Three types of prayer: To pray is make our
requests know to God.
For God’s glory (Thanksgiving prayer)
Our problem is solved.
Our problem is not solved, but our hearts have
Peace is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Ga5:22)
Hannah had peace after praying in the temple of God.
Jesus had peace after praying three times.
Righteousness and peace have kissed. (Ps 85:10)
The righteous shall have peace as long as the
moon endures. (Ps 72:7)
Paul encouraged believers to carry out his
teachings, and follow his deeds; then, the peace of God would come to them.