“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding”.-Albert Einstein
- In Leviticus 26:6 the lord says, “I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid”
- Psalm 29:11 states that the lord gives strength to his people; and that the Lord blesses his people with peace.
- The prophet Isaiah declares in 32:18 that his people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest
- Psalms 4:8 reminds us that in peace we can lie down and sleep, for the lord alone makes us dwell in safety.
Einstein speaks about peace in a very abstract way. What I feel he is saying is that we cannot force inner peace on ourselves. We must learn to understand ourselves and in doing so eventually find peace. One place we can find peace in the meantime is in scripture and prayer. Scripture reports the amazing gift of peace that the lord has given us the ability to obtain. In him we know we can find peace. When we are sad, we can bring our burdens to him, we can lie down and not be afraid. Today you can seek peace in the lord . He will guide you and keep your path straight.
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