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Perspectives: Peace, Love and Joy | Religion

What does this mean for us?

First of all, it’s about the kingdom of God, and walking in His Kingdom requires righteous living, living according to His standards. Earth standards might look like this: eat, drink and have fun. But we can surely see how this could lead to unhealthy results.

Peace! Now many people want it, but don’t have it. Many have gone to great lengths to try to obtain it. “Can’t buy me love!”, to quote a Beatles song, is also true about peace, lasting peace. Jesus said in John 14:27, “I give you my peace, not as the world gives it to you. The peace of the world will eventually leave you empty and hopeless. His peace in Philippians 4:7 tells us, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

If you do not have peace of mind, neither your heart nor your mind will have rest or peace.

Joy! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want joy in their life. John 15:11 says, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you; and may your joy be perfect.

The Holy Spirit! John 14:16 – “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I have spoken to you.”

I’m so happy to have the Holy Spirit in me. I need all the help I can get from our Dear Lord.

Let’s be honest, guys. There are many distractions in this world. Some are pretty bad. Some are destroying lives around us right now. The list is actually quite long.

But, the kingdom of God offers love (true love), joy (real and genuine joy), peace (which money cannot buy) and the Holy Spirit, who is the Comforter in all time and leads us into all truth from God our Saviour.

Look to Him today. You will never regret it.

May God bless you and keep you all in his incredible love.

Incredible Love – There are many other scriptures that speak of these things: Seek, knock, and you will surely find.

Marvin Reid is pastor of the Good News Fellowship.


Perspectives is a regular column sponsored and written by members of the Ketchikan Ministerial Association.