“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1
David Tyree: Peace of God, from God
David Tyree knew he was missing something. He was playing in the NFL, and had earned high recognition as a rookie, yet he still lacked something.
That something was peace. He realized that, and then realized that the peace he was looking for came from Christ and he accepted Christ as his Savior.
The lack of peace is a story too often heard today from people who search after everything, get whatever they were searching for, and then find they were the same even after getting whatever it was they were chasing (Solomon realized this, which we see in the book of Ecclesiastes).
Even New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady famously said during a 60 Minutes interview, “Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still think there’s something greater out there for me? I mean, maybe a lot of people would say, ‘Hey man, this is what it is. I have reached my goal, my dream, my life is…’ Me, I think, ‘God, it’s got to more than this.’”
The reporter then asked, “What’s the answer?” And Brady replied, “Wish I knew. Wish I knew.” If Brady would read Romans 5:1, he would know the answer: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Jesus makes it even clearer that He is peace in John 16:33, John 14:27 and Ephesians 2:13-16.
If you have been searching for true and lasting peace, heed the words of Tyree (to the right) and let Christ fill you by confessing your need for Him today as Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
— BRETT HONEYCUTT
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