Peace, a Reflection


The Orphans and The Widows

The above definition is from the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary. What I’m interested in today, though, is the biblical definition of peace.

I did a partial word-study on peace yesterday and found some things that I was expecting to find, those things that I remembered from previous study, the kind of feel good notions about this word:

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I also, however, turned up some words of God that are less conducive to the always-inspirational Pinterest:

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

This verse was very uncomfortable to read, having just come out of my happy thoughts about how God gives peace. It’s scary, really, especially when you read the immediately following verses, 35-39.

Matthew 10 begins with the complete list of the 12 disciples Jesus called to Himself for His earthly ministry…

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