Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peace

εἰρήνη
1) a state of national tranquillity
    a) exemption from the rage and havoc of war
2) peace between individuals, i.e. harmony, concord
3) security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous)
4) of the Messiah's peace
a) the way that leads to peace (salvation)
5) of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is
6) the blessed state of devout and upright men after death

Romans 5:1 "Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us."

Romans 8:6 "If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace."

Romans 15:13 "So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."

Philippians 4:6-7 "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

מנוחה

1) resting place, rest
a) resting place
b) rest, quietness


21 Times in the old testament. 

Psalm 23:2 "He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams."
ἀναπαύω
1) to cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labour in order to recover and collect his strength
2) to give rest, refresh, to give one's self rest, take rest
3) to keep quiet, of calm and patient expectation

Only found in 12 verses in the new testament. 

Matthew 11:25 "Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."


2 comments:

Vic said...

something we don't hear of nearly enough.

San said...

Beautiful post :) I love it!

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