4 Biblical Truths about Why Jesus Is Our Prince of Peace
Jesus shows us peace through his example and through the peace he grants us now. Let’s explore some reasons why he is our Prince of Peace.
1. A Peaceful Ministry and Example
When we observe Jesus’ ministry, we realize he did the opposite of what most disciples and followers expected. They wanted a zealot who could topple the Roman government. Instead, Jesus preached on turning the other cheek (Matthew 5) and didn’t even open his mouth to protest when Pilate questioned him. Jesus led a life of humility and peace.
We notice during his ministry he seeks to restore things to Shalom. He heals, even on Sabbaths, and he mends broken relationships.
2. A Peaceful Relationship with God
As stated in this article, Jesus restores shalom between us and God. What had been previously thrown into chaos and disarray due to sin, Jesus restores. Through his death and resurrection, we can experience the peace of God and a rehabilitated relationship with God.
3. Restoration of Relationships
Sin destroys relationships.
Husbands and wives divorce. Families split apart. Friends desert us. Sin has utterly and completely decimated friendships and families.
But because Jesus allows us to come into relationship with him, the love, joy, and peace that comes from that union spreads to all areas of our lives. This means that we can re-commune with estranged ones, forgotten ones, and betrayed ones because God allowed for us to do the same with him.
4. Peace of Mind during Difficult Tribulations
Whether we’ve entered a season of our life where we question our own salvation or whether it seems we can’t catch a break from all the trials we’ve faced in the past few months (after all … “when it rains”) God often grants believers peace of mind during difficult moments.
This does not mean that we won’t wrestle with our circumstances or not have bad days. Take a look at the Psalms and see how often David cries out to God in distress.
Nevertheless, it does mean that God does and will give us peace in our darkest moments.
We need peace now more than ever. We yearn for shalom.
God grants us to have it in both our relationship with him and in our families and friendships. Through Jesus’ example of a peaceful life, he not only showed his followers an example of how to usher in shalom into a broken world, but he offers us hope for an eternity of peace and shalom with him and with other believers.
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