Bible verses about peace

Bible verses about peace

Leviticus 26:6
„I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.“
Firstly, we have to understand where peace comes from. It comes from God and He gives it to them that please Him. It provides them with security in terms protection against various kinds of enemies (people, disasters, diseases and etc.).
Numbers 6:26
„the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
This verse also strengthens the idea that when one has God on his side, he can be calm.
Judges 6:23
„But the LORD said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.”
God is great and is to be respected. However, when His people faced Him in His wonderful works, He would assure them that they should not be afraid of Him.
Judges 6:24
„So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.“
That is actually one of His names. It tells us something about His nature and character as well as they way He deals with His people.
Judges 18:7
„So the five men left and came to Laish, where they saw that the people were living in safety, like the Sidonians, at peace and secure. And since their land lacked nothing, they were prosperous. Also, they lived a long way from the Sidonians and had no relationship with anyone else.“
Here we see the wrong type of peace. It is deceptive. Why? Because, there has to be a sound reason and foundation for you to feel secure all the time. If there is none, then you can end up having big problems like those people in Laish finally had.
1 Kings 5:12
„The LORD gave Solomon wisdom, just as he had promised him. There were peaceful relations between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.“
David did a lot for Solomon to have what he had. David fought with the enemies and conquered them. The relations that his son had with the neighbors was a direct result of trials, sufferings, fighting and victories that king David experienced.
1 Chronicles 22:9
„But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign.“
All wars were over and Solomon could continue ruling Israel with in a completely different style than his father did. He needed more wisdom than courage.
Job 3:26
„I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.”
This is a typical state that a person is in under various trials and tests. One needs tremendous trust to keep calm till those are over.
Job 22:21
“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.“
Good advice! However, it was given at a wrong time. If you read the whole book of Job you will understand why.
Psalm 29:11
„The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.“
If you do not have peace of mind, you should really ask if you are his. If you are, then there is no reason for you to be worried, scared or confused.
Psalm 37:11
„But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.“
There are some conditions if one intends to live well and experience good emotions. Meekness is one of them. Not a very popular character feature nowadays!
Psalm 85:8
„I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly.“
There are also some things that one has to avoid in order to enjoy tranquility of mind. Stupidity is one of them. Quite popular feature nowadays!
Psalm 119:165
„Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.“
One more requirement! Love his word and there will be no place for anxiety in your heart.
Psalm 122:6
„Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.“
If you want it for yourself you should want it for others too. What you sow you shall also reap!
Proverbs 16:7
„When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.“
What a tremendous way to deal with your enemies. God Himself does that! No peace contract, political negotiations, long debates, threatening. Just wonderful working of God in relationships.
Ecclesiastes 3:8
„...a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.“
There are various seasons in life and nothing stays in status quo for a long time. You should enjoy times of prosperity and calm for you do not know when they are going to end.
Isaiah 9:6
„For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.“
Most people in Israel expected the Messiah to conquer the Roman empire and establish political kingdom of Heaven. That did not happen as Jesus mission was different. He firstly solved an eternal conflict between God and man. When the right time comes we will see His political reign too.
Isaiah 26:3
„You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.“
When Godi s in the right place in our lives, everything is in the right places too.
Isaiah 53:5
„But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.“
It took Jesus to suffer bitterly so that we could have good relationship with God together with all other benefits of redemption.
Isaiah 57:21
“There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
Wow! Hope that will keep us from going our wicked ways. Let us be wise!
Jeremiah 6:14
„They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.“
What we do not want here is false type of calm. Let us not deceive ourselves.
Micah 3:5
„This is what the LORD says: “As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim ‘peace’ if they have something to eat, but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them.“
Do not lie neither to yourself, nor to others. This is dangerous.
Malachi 2:5
“My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.“
In Jesus this kind of covenant is also for us.
Matthew 5:9
„Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.“
It is in the nature of God and His children to solve conflicts, not to cause them.
Mark 9:50
“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”
It is good when you stay strong in your Biblical beliefs and are also able to have good relationship with others. That is not always possible though!
Luke 10:6
„If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.“
Even if you bless others, that may not always reach them. People can deliberately reject all blessings due to multitude of reasons. Do not be one of them.
Luke 12:51
„Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.“
Having in mind all that has been said in the article, this statement of Jesus might be shocking. But it should not be! If one rejects the truth, one will never have divine peace.
John 14:27
„Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.“
These words were said just before crucifixion took place and soon disciples will experience one of the biggest tests in their lives. Jesus had to assure them that they will be alright and God is still with them.
Romans 14:17
„For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,“
When we get to Heaven, there will definitely be no fear, anxiety, sorrows and other negative feelings. They might end on this earth too. We have to walk the right path though.
Galatians 5:22
„But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,“
Fruit is something you have to grow. You cannot get is as a gift.
James 3:18
„Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.“
If you want this kind of harvest you must sow the right kind of seeds.

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