Today’s featured fruit: PEACE.
Peace with God? Sin damages our relationship with God. So, first we need peace with God. That’s exactly why Jesus – the Prince of Peace – came. His sacrifice on the cross wiped out sin’s penalty and gives us access to peace with God by grace through faith (Romans 5:1).
We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.
The world says: Revenge is sweet. Fight back. Retaliate.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
Everything seemed to be going well for Horatio Spafford. He was a successful lawyer and businessman and had a young family of seven.
But then everything changed.