Thursday, December 12, 2013

Prince of Peace

In his prophecy in Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah gives four names for the coming Messiah that describe what His ministry would be about. Each of these names is significant. They talk about Jesus' ministry while He was on earth and the way He ministers to us till today.

Prince of Peace

Jesus is the ultimate bringer of peace. Not necessarily the kid of peace we always think of and often wish for. Jesus doesn't come to remove all conflict and trials from our lives. He comes to bring us peace in the midst of those things. He came so that even when life is hard around us, we can still have the confidence that we will get through it because Jesus is our Prince of Peace.

How do we allow Jesus to be our Prince of Peace?

We take all our worries and concerns to Him. Over and over in the New Testament, the writers encourage us to take our worries and concerns to God.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)

In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus also talks about the foolishness of worry. And points us to God in the midst of everything.

Jesus is our Prince of Peace.

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