Peace is defined as prosperity, quietness, rest, or being set at one again. Many people in today’s times seek to have peace but try to obtain it in the wrong places. Some people try alcohol, some try drugs, some try sexual pleasure, some try gaining money, some try making a name for themselves in pride, or some other means outside of having a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior. In Matthew 10, Jesus tells His disciples that whatever area they go into to seek a person or people to give their peace to as the disciples declare the good news of God (Matthew 10:11-13). Jesus also said if no one there listens to their words about God, making them unworthy of their peace, to let their peace return unto them and shake off even the dust of the area from their shoes (Matthew 10:13-14). Imagine Jesus giving the command to His disciples, those that do not listen and obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ will not have the peace of God. People that choose to serve God and have a relationship with Him will have the Prince of Peace in their lives (Isaiah 9:6). Christians must be careful that those individuals who do not have the peace of God in their lives do not rob the peace within their lives. They should not let the peaceless people’s words or their actions steal peace or hinder a walk with God. IF a person wants peace they must walk with God. In 2 Chronicles, the people of Israel had been in a long season of not walking with God, having a pastor, or applying God’s Word to their lives creating a lack of peace (2 Chronicles 15:3, 5). When they chose to look for God, when things were getting bad in their lives, they found Him but they had a habit of turning away from God after He delivered them (2 Chronicles 15:4). This is the cycle that some people choose to live. When peace is completely taken away they seek God, obtain His peace again, and then walk away when everything is good again. That is not the relationship design God intended to have with mankind. He desires to have a lifelong walk with every person. It is the people that choose to have their minds on God and trust in Him that have the peace of God in their lives (Isaiah 26:3). In John 14, Jesus discusses any person that will love Him and God will obey the Word of God as the holy standard of living and how to know God (John 14:23-26). Jesus describes the peace that comes with such a lifestyle that only comes from Him because the world and the things of the world cannot give the same peace Jesus gives (John 14:27). The world’s peace is temporary and not as fulfilling as the peace that Jesus gives His people. The peace of God passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). IF you want peace walk with God. He can give you so much more than anything the world can offer but most importantly what He offers is holy, pure, and eternal. IF anyone will confess their sin, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us from ALL our sins (1 John 1:9). May you have the peace of God knowing Jesus as your Savior, peace in serving God, and peace that your eternity will be in Heaven because of your relationship with God.