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God’s plan would give His followers peace in the midst of their troubles

A Sign of Peace
He Is Our Peace – Part 1

Scripture Reading: Micah 5:1-5

Key Verse: Micah 5:5

And he will be their peace. When the Assyrian invades our land and marches through our fortresses, we will raise against him seven shepherds, even eight leaders of men.

The Prophet Micah visualized the future of God’s people, by the help of God’s Holy Spirit. He could see the times of rebellion and the times of repentance, but the most important part of Micah’s vision comes in verse five: “and He will be their peace.” God would send His Son to the earth to give the full revelation of the eternal plan of salvation. God would, through Jesus, give His people peace—not as the world gives but an inner peace that lasts forever!

God’s peace was delivered by Jesus. The Jewish nation thought that would mean freedom from their troubles and the Roman oppressors. The Jews were looking for a man of war, but God sent a man of peace. God’s plan was not to remove the troubles from His people. God’s plan would give His followers peace in the midst of their troubles. Yes, troubles would continue for God’s people, to the point of His followers being killed for their faith in Jesus. But, on their faces there was a countenance that was different—they had a peace deep down in their hearts. This world could not destroy their peace; the world is not worthy of their lives.

We sing, “Peace on earth, good will toward men” and hope that means that all wars will stop; it’s not going to happen that way. When Jesus is invited into a person’s life and becomes their Savior, then, and only then, does peace come on earth—through this person’s life. (Continued)

Father, come into my life; forgive me of my sins! As you fill me with your peace, I will spread peace and good will toward men. In Jesus’ name, amen.