Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Conditions of Peace

In a world like ours, with conditions being what they are, what should a serious-minded man or woman do?  First, accept the truth concerning yourself. You do not go to a doctor to seek consolation but to find out what is wrong and what to do about it.  Then seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Seek through Jesus Christ a right relationship to God and then insist upon maintaining a right relation to your fellow man. Set about reverently and honestly to amend your doings. Magnify God, mortify the flesh, simplify your life. Take up your cross and learn of Jesus Christ to die to this world that He may raise you up in due time. If you will do these things in faith and love, you will know peace, the peace of God that passes all understanding. You will know joy, the joy of resurrection. You will know, too, the comfort of the indwelling Spirit of God, for you have sought to do the will of God at any price!

[A. W. Tozer]

Acts 16:29-30 ... Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Matthew 6:33 ... But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Psalm 69:30 ...  I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Luke 9:23 ... And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Philippians 4:6-7 ... Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.❤