“For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in Heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.” — Colossians 1:19-20
Peace With God
“No God, no peace; know God, know peace.” This quote by Rev. Croft M. Pentz expresses the foundation of where an individual can find lasting peace. It seems as though people will search everywhere else before turning to God to meet the deepest need in their life.
As a pitcher, I had several different coaches over my 15 years in professional baseball. Many would try to get me to attempt a new pitch, delivery angle, or the latest innovative technique to help me advance in the game. The best coaches took the time to know me and work from a proven foundation to help me advance.
To know peace is to know the God of peace and how He established the foundation for that peace. In the book of Colossians, we are told that God established our peace through Jesus, the Prince of Peace. God reconciled us to Himself, meaning that He canceled the debt we owe for our sin through Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus shed His blood on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin in order to establish peace with God the Father. Hebrews 9:22 says that “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” It was necessary for Jesus to shed His blood for you and me so that we could experience peace with God.
Do you know the God of peace through His Son, Jesus? “No God, no peace; know God, know peace.”
— Mickey Weston, Chicago White Sox chaplain
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