Peace – Live Free From Worry in the Peace and Joy of the Holy Spirit

Peace from God allows you to live free from worry. The peace and joy of the Holy Spirit is yours to enjoy!

Revised: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Summary

Picture of lake in the park for the peace bible study Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. – Peace
Colossians 3:15 (CENT)

Psalms 29:11

The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace*. (KJV)

* H7965 NOTE: Peace in Psalms 29:11 and Isaiah 9:6 are from the Hebrew שָׁלוֹם שָׁלוֹם shalowm (shaw-lome’) (or shalom {shaw-lome’}); peace with God, especially in covenant relation.

Think about this

Your life and surroundings may be filled with trouble, but you can have peace within. Tour the Scriptures with me to learn how to calm the inner you. Adam Clarke describes the Spirit’s peace as “The calm, quiet, and order, which take place in the justified soul, instead of the doubts, fears, alarms, and dreadful forebodings, which every true penitent less or more feels, and must feel till the assurance of pardon brings peace and satisfaction to the mind.”

Key Points:

  1. Harmony with God

    Our primary focus in this study is the peace we get when we are born again. This type of peace is harmony with God and unity with other born-again believers. Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace [Ephesians 4:3 (AMPC)].

  2. Your seal

    Find peace in knowing the Holy Spirit is your seal or guarantee of salvation. You too heard the word of truth in Christ, which is the good news of your salvation. You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit because you believed in Christ. (CEB) 14 He {the Holy Spirit} is a down payment of our inheritance, until God’s own possession [i.e., His people] receives redemption. [Note: Here “redemption” refers to receiving a new body in heaven]. May this bring about praise to God’s splendor (AUV) [Ephesians 1:13-14].

  3. Through Jesus

    Learn to let the Lord Jesus, the Prince of Peace (Sar Shalom), give you peace. For Jesus ‘was given up to death to atone for our offences,’ and was raised to life that we might be pronounced righteous. 5 1 Therefore, having been pronounced righteous as the result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through Jesus Christ, our Lord [Romans 4:25-5:1 (TCNT)].

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Fruit of the Spirit

Picture of a sunset at the harbor for the peace bible study Romans 14:17

For the holy nation of God is not food and drink. It is being right with God. It is peace and joy given by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17 (NLV)

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 Gentleness, self-control: against such things there is no law (RKJNT).

G1515 εἰρήνη eirene (ei-ree’-nee) n. peace between individuals, i. e. harmony, concord (to agree).

This fruit, like all fruit of the Spirit, is unconditional and powerful. It is God’s gift to His children—through the Holy Spirit. Philippians 4:7 says it is beyond understanding; it protects (guards or keeps) your hearts and minds (thoughts and feelings; YOU {humon}).

The ‘fruit of the Spirit’ peace, eirēnē (ei-ray’-nay), is the peace that Jesus says is “not as the world gives“, it is His (God’s) peace John 14:27. This freedom from anxiety is not connected to possessions, income, education, intellect or human relationships. We cannot find this through anything other than the Spirit of God.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid [John 14:27 (RKJNT)].

of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is

Other words

There are few translations that use a different word for eirēnē in Galatians 5:22. The (CEV) translators used the word ‘peaceful‘. (OJB) used ‘shalom‘, and the (SENT) translators used ‘harmony‘. Eugene Peterson of (The Message) used ‘serenity‘.

(JMNT) translator gives this option “harmony; [= shalom]”. (ERRB) adds ‘shalom‘ and the (ALT) suggest “[or, freedom from anxiety]”.

Definitions

  1. In a general sense, a state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; applicable to society, to individuals, or to the temper of the mind.
  2. Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from fear, terror, anger, anxiety or the like; quietness of mind; tranquillity; calmness; quiet of conscience.
  3. Heavenly rest; the happiness of heaven.

Charles Buck says “spiritual peace is deliverance from sin, by which we were at enmity with God, Romans 5:1. The result of which is peace, in the conscience, Hebrews 10:1-39.

  • This peace is the gift of God through Jesus Christ, 2 Thessalonians 3:16.
  • It is a blessing of great importance, Psalms 119:165 and denominated perfect, Isaiah 26:3.
  • Inexpressible, Philippians 4:7.
  • Permanent, Job 34:22. John 16:22.
  • Eternal, Isaiah 57:2; Hebrews 4:9.”

Be at peace

My friends, be at peace with yourself and whatever situation you are in, allow God’s peace into your life experiences. This benefit of the Holy Spirit helps you to relax and be content through Christ free from worry and fear.

Question for ‘part one’ – Fruit of the Spirit: Are you at peace within your mind and heart?

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You must know…

Picture of a sunset at the lake for the peace bible study Romans 15:13

I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you with complete happiness and peace because of your faith. And may the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope.
Romans 15:13 (CEV)

One thing you must know is the Holy Spirit is God living inside of you. With this in mind, you must know that what you do and how you feel reflects on God. So use the qualities that the Holy Spirit gives to live in a way that pleases God.

Please note that Paul urged the Ephesians to use gentleness, patience, love, and peace in their lives.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I urge you, therefore, as a prisoner of the Lord, to live in a way that measures up to [the standard required by] God when He called you. 2 Live in a humble, gentle and patient way, showing tolerance [for the weaknesses] of one another out of love [for them]. 3 Eagerly try to maintain the unity produced by the Holy Spirit by being bound together in peace. (AUV)

Live peaceably

If you have God’s spirit you can live in harmony with all people. In fact, you are advised to do so (Romans 12:18). Know that you can do it with the help of the Lord.

Do not [try to] pay back a wrong done to you by doing something wrong to the other person. Think about how to live honorably in front of all people. 18 If it is at all possible, as far as your part is concerned, live peacefully with all people. 19 Do not take revenge on someone who has wronged you,

but leave it up to God’s wrath [to take care of it], for it is written [Deuteronomy 22:35], “The Lord says, I will pay people back [for doing wrong] because taking revenge belongs to me” [Romans 12:17-19 (AUV)].

G1514 εἰρηνεύω eireneuo (ei-rayn-yoo’-o) v. 1. to cultivate or keep peace, harmony.

Luke 12:25-26

Do not worry about things in this life. Apply the logic that Jesus used. Afterall what is the benefit of worry?

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things? (NLT)

Prosperity

This may surprise you. Shalom and eirene are conveyed as prosperity in certain cases.

My son, don’t forget my teaching, keep my commands in your heart; 2 for they will add to you many days, years of life and peace [Proverbs 3:1-2 (CJB)].

H7965 שָׁלוֹם shalowm (shaw-lome’) n-m. שָׁלֹם shalom (shaw-lome’ 1. (by extension) health, prosperity, peace. [from H7999]

And as He approached, He saw the city, and He wept [audibly] over it, 42 Exclaiming, Would that you had known personally, even at least in this your day, the things that make for peace (for freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin and upon which your peace—your security, safety, prosperity, and happiness—depends)! But now they are hidden from your eyes [Luke 19:41-42 (AMPC)].

G1515 after the Hebrew שָׁלום, security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous).

eirēnē

I found three other English words/phrases for eirēnē via KJV. They are helpful in that they show more types of freedom from discord, persecution, and war/unrest.

One again (peace/harmony between individuals) – Acts 7:26. || Rest (free from persecutions) – Acts 9:31. || Quietness (a state of national tranquility) – Acts 24:2.

Question for ‘you must know’: Do you know the Greek word for peacefulness that comes from the Holy Spirit?

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Peace wrap-up

Philippians 4:4-7

Be full of joy always because you belong to the Lord. Again I say, be full of joy! 5 Let all people see how gentle you are. The Lord is coming again soon. 6 Do not worry. Learn to pray about everything. Give thanks to God as you ask Him for what you need. 7 The peace of God is much greater than the human mind can understand. This peace will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NLV)

What better words to close this lesson than these from 2 Corinthians 13:11 With that, brothers and sisters, I must say goodbye. Make sure that you improve. Accept my encouragement. Share the same attitude and live in peace. The God of love and peace will be with you (GW).

Will you allow the peacefulness of God to keep your heart and mind? Peace from God’s Spirit is a result of your faith. Those born again have The Creator of all things living within. No other form of peace compares to this.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace always in all ways. The Lord be with you all. (RKJNT)

Live a life free from worry in the peace and joy of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed— Tim ☺.

Outline

Note: parenthesis (#) enclose the key verses.

Summary: Psalms 29:10-11 (11); Ephesians 1:3-14 (13-14) and 4:1-6 (3); Romans 4:13:5:5 (4:25-5:1).

Fruit of the Spirit: Romans 14:14-23 (17); Galatians 5:16-26 (19-23); John 14:25-31 (27).

You must know: Romans 15:7-13 (13); Ephesians 1:1-14 (1-3); Romans 12:9-21 (17-19); Luke 12:22-34 (25-26). Proverbs 3:1-2; Luke 19:41-44 (41-42).

Wrap-up: Philippians 4:2-7 (4-7); 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 (11); 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 (16).

Related Bible studies:

Fruit of the Spirit – Can Others See God Through You? || Live in Harmony

Question for “the wrap-up”: Are you calm and at rest in the harmony of our Lord Jesus Christ?

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Copyright information:

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(AMPC) Scripture taken from the Amplified Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. || Common English Bible (CEB) Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible Scripture quoted by permission. || Scripture quotations marked (CEV) are from the Contemporary English Version Copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission. || (CJB) Taken from the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Messianic Jewish Publishers, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029. www.messianicjewish.net.

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(GW) Scripture is taken from GOD’S WORD®, © 1995 God’s Word to the Nations. Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group. || Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Sources

Adam Clarke || G1515 biblehub.com || Charles Buck Theological Dictionary || G1514 studybible.info



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    Are you tired of constant worry? You can have peace through Christ! #peace ☮️Click/Tap pic 4 more.

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    Hurry to ‘Peace’ the Bible study: http://stministry.com/peace/ <<-- the link. Message in the picture: You can have peace through Christ Scripture for the day: Romans 5:1-2 So, since we are made right with God by [our] faith, we have peace with Him through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through Jesus we have also gained access by [our] faith to this unearned favor [of God]. We stand firm in it, and are glad that we have the hope of being honored by God. [An Understandable Version (AUV)] Please share this with your family and friends! Visit the full Bible study; click on/tap the picture or link. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 G=0 F=0 P=0 I=0


  2. I enjoy this reading I have gained knowledege about inner peace


    • Thank you Remus, we praise God for His word accomplishing what it was meant to do. I appreciate the feedback.

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