6701 peace, human search for

6701 peace, human search for

Scripture teaches that peace is only found in God, but people try to find it elsewhere. A person’s desire for peace varies according to his or her circumstances.

The places where people search for peace

People search for peace in others Ge 5:28-29 See also SS 8:10

People search for peace in material possessions Ecc 4:8 See also Job 21:7-13; Da 4:4; Mt 19:16-22; Lk 12:16-19

People search for peace in God Ps 4:8 See also Job 22:21; Pr 19:23; Isa 26:3; Lk 7:37-50

The dangers in searching for peace

It can lead to greed Ecc 4:6 See also Mt 23:25

It can lead to suffering and bondage Ge 42:1-17; Jos 9:3-27; Mk 5:25-26

It can lead to destruction 1Th 5:3 See also 2Ki 20:12-19; Lk 16:19-26

People’s search for peace varies according to their circumstances

The desire can increase in times of suffering and difficulties Ex 2:23 See also Jer 14:19; Jer 47:2-6; La 3:7-24; Eze 7:23-27; Mk 5:24-34 pp Mt 9:18-22 pp Lk 8:42-48

The desire can diminish in times of comfort Ex 8:12-15 See also Job 12:5; Hos 10:1; Am 6:1

See also

5560suffering
5690friends
5869greed
5874happiness
5901loneliness
5970unhappiness
6166flesh, sinful nature
8808riches
8823self-righteousness

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