May 15, 2018

Seek Peace

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
—Psalm 34:14

There's movement in this verse. Evil is a place. To do something good or kind or even productive, I need to get out of there. I need to depart. Only then can I hunt for peace. But seeking it isn't enough. I must follow where it leads. It must become my goal.

Note that if it's my goal, peace is in control of me. I cannot dictate my terms for peace, but must accept peace on its own terms.

Grant me peace, O God—not as the world offers it and not as my limited mind envisions it, but your peace, which surpasses my understanding; in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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