Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.Romans 15:33
After finishing his list of prayer requests, Paul ends what seems to be the teaching portion of this book with a prayer for them. He prayed that the God of peace would be with all of them. Of course this title of God would have been profound to the attentive reader of the letter, because they now saw God as the one who brought peace specifically by the blood of His Son.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (10) For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (11) And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.Romans 5:9-11
God had made the positionally at peace with Him because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We now can experience the presence of the God of peace, and this is exactly what Paul prayed for them.
In the midst of difficulty and trial, those who know Christ as Savior can experience God’s peace. Philippians 4 tells us how to pursue peace:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.Phillipians 4:6-7
The Child of God can experience the peace of God through time spent in the presence of God. We can strive for peace on our knees.
Are you in need of God’s peace today?
If you don’t know Christ, admit your sin and call on Him as Savior to save you!
If you know Christ as Savior, strive for peace on your knees!