My daily journaling from God’s Word. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Romans 5.
“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” Romans 5:1
Definition of peace (BCR Lexicon): the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatever sort that is. Harmony and concord between individuals.
This peace is the result of faith in Christ our Savior.
I’ve experienced this peace with God for so long that it’s difficult to remember how my soul was once NOT at peace with God. I lacked assurance of His forgiveness. I was burdened with guilt, questioned the purpose of life and was troubled in my soul. I must remind myself that this is how others feel. To offer them the peace of God through Jesus Christ– so that their soul can be at rest–is a priceless treasure.
Share this message of peace with ALL people–saved and lost alike–so that they can experience rest in their soul.
This must be more of my gospel message–Peace with God!
God does not promise peaceful circumstances, but He promises peace with Him. In the world we have tribulation, but He gives rest to our soul, even in trials.
Peace with God comes first and then peace with ourselves, our friends, and even our enemies. The reason I hold not animosity toward others is because I have peace with God!
Father, thank You for this awesome gift of peace with You through my Lord Jesus Christ. Your peace has sustained me through the raging storms of life. Thank You!
Help me not to project these feelings onto others. Most people don’t have peace with You. They’re seared of You–and rightfully so. But Jesus is the answer. He comes to reconcile us to the Father. This is the message You’ve entrusted to me. Might I preach this hope with all my heart.
For your glory, Amen.