The Names of God
Prince of Peace
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
* In your opinion, what is the greatest source of conflict in the world right now?
* How might “Sar Shalom” bring peace to that situation?
What would it take for that to happen?
* Where/how could you use a little peace?
What does the Bible say?
1. To live in peace, live in His presence
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
2. Peace with God produces peace with others
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
3. Peace with God produces peace with yourself
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
If you want to overcome fear and worry, then you need right thinking. In other words, “think about what you think about”.
We’re told in Philippians 4:8, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (NLT). If you want personal peace, this is where it begins.
Why is the mind important? It’s command central. With our minds we reach to the past through memories, and we reach to the future through imagination. We need to learn how to think properly and biblically.
As 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ” (NLT).
The next time you’re troubled, you might try talking to yourself. We need to tell ourselves to think biblically, because it doesn’t always come naturally.
The next time you’re feeling down, the next time you think, “I don’t know how I’m going to get through this situation,” quote the Bible to yourself. Remind yourself of the truth of God’s Word. That is what it means to think biblically.
The conflicts in our lives and in the world can cause a lot of stress and worry in our minds. Always remember, Jesus is “Sar Shalom”, the Prince Of Peace.
“Lord, we thank you for your protection during this world health crisis. We also thank you for your provision in meeting our needs. Be with the many who are suffering during this hard time and help all to come to the Prince of Peace. Amen”