Do you know the Prince of Peace?

The Hebrew word shalom is often translated “peace,” but its full meaning has a deeper richness to it.

Shalom is a sense of completeness and soundness and living well. It implies safety, good health, prosperity, tranquility, and contentment.

Shalom means favor, fulfillment, restoration, harmony, and reconciliation. God is Jehovah Shalom, the God of peace.

(Isaiah 9:6)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”

Shalom meets the human heart’s deepest longings and is the greatest measure of contentment.

There is no room for peace in a heart that is harboring anxiety, distrust, greed, anger, or bitterness.

Only when the Prince of Peace rules in our hearts and minds can we have peace.

Are you experiencing shalom in your life? Or is there an area where you have not let Jesus reign?

Confess to God the roadblocks you have placed that are preventing God’s all-encompassing peace from filling your heart.

Pray: Show me the areas where I have not allowed You to reign. Thank You for lifting my burdens and giving me rest in You.

This is my word of hope for you, my friend.

Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?

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