Saturday, 8 August 2015

Why the world can have no peace

 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.  There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked (Isaiah 57:19-21). 

Why is it that the world cannot have peace? Because of its wickedness. 
Those who are wickedness have no peace, nor cannot have peace because they drink iniquity like water (Job 15:16). Iniquity leads to death for "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Sin is death. Thus, righteousness and holiness is life for Christ, the Life (John 14:6) is righteousness.  Christ is the true peace itself and so only in Him can there can peace. He who has life has peace. He who has no life, that is true life which only comes from Christ has no peace.

My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.  The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity (Malachi 2:5-6).