Our Peace

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Our Peace

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

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For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and

 has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.

Ephesians 2:14 (ESV)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • This word for peace, eiraynay, comes from the Greek word, eiro, which means to join. It also means prosperity, quietness, rest and set at one again.
  • Peace in this context referred to the end of conflict between believing Jews and believing Gentiles. Thank God that Jesus included Gentiles in His salvation and brought us peace with His chosen people.
  • Jesus came to bring us peace with God (Romans 5:1), peace within ourselves (John 14:27) and peace with others. He is everything we need.
  • The Complete Jewish Bible translates this, “For He himself is our shalom.” Shalom means safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, good health, rest and wholeness.
  • Meditate on Jesus being our peace. What does it mean to you today?
  • How do you need Jesus to be your peace? Talk to Him about that.

A Prayer for You:

Jesus, I thank You and praise You that You are my Peace, my Shalom. You bring me peace in every area of my life. Help me to learn to rest in You and find peace and security, regardless of what is going on in my life.  

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, author of All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! Solutions to De-Stressing Your Life and Recovering Your Sanity