“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
The peace of God transcends all human understanding (Phil.4:7). In other
words, the natural man cannot understand this peace. One of the reasons for
this is that this peace is not dependent on the circumstances around you. For
example, one day Jesus was in the same boat with His disciples when there
was a storm so strong that the boat was almost capsizing. Despite this Jesus
was so unperturbed that He was sleeping and when he woke up, He rebuked
the disciples for fretting (Mark 4:35-41). The second reason the natural man
cannot comprehend the peace of God is that the things of God are
spiritually discerned. “But the natural man does not receive the things of the
Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them because
they are spiritually discerned”.2Cor.2:14.
The second truth about the peace that comes from God is that it is a gift. The
offer of a gift will not profit you until you receive it. Like any other grace of
God this peace can only be received or appropriated by faith. From Romans
10:17 we understand that faith comes from the knowledge of the word of
God. Faith begins where the will/word of God is known. Faith grows through
the exercise of the faith you have (Luke 17:5-6).
The third truth about the peace of God is that you have the ability in God not
to let your heart be troubled or afraid. God is not unjust to tell you to do
something that He has not given you the ability to do it. Therefore, no
circumstance has the power to unsettle you without your permission.

If you have never bumped into the devil, it is probably because you are both headed in
the same direction —-Andrew Womack.


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Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7


Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.

Proverbs 3:9


But this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

2 Corinthians 9:6