Saturday, October 15, 2016

Person of our Peace

"Is it peace? And Jehu (יֵהוּא, Jehovah is He) answered, What hast thou to do with peace?" (2 Kings 9:19 ).  "Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?... The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath" (Proverbs 15:11,24).  "Ye were without Christ… having no hope, and without God in the world:  but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For He is our peace" (Ephesians 2:12-14). 

Now what have they to do with peace
Who have rejected Christ our Savior? 
In Christ alone is our release
From judgment by His saving favor! 

Hell and destruction are the end
Of all who spurn our Savior's love. 
Apart from Him there is no friend
Who makes us fit to dwell above. 

If Christ has never entered in
To souls He surely would have pardoned,
There is no hope to purge their sin  
Or peace for hearts against Him hardened.

O Lord, our peace is found in You,
In all You've done, and all You are!
You did what no one else could do:
You brought us near, who once were far. 

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