VERSE OF THE DAY: For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.- 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NIV)
I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. - John 14:27 (NCV)
STUDY THIS: Peace … my peace. A common Hebrew greeting, which Jesus uses here in an unusual way. The term speaks, in effect, of the salvation that Christ’s redemptive work will achieve for his disciples—total well-being and inner rest of spirit, in fellowship with God. All true peace is his gift, which the repetition emphasizes. (Taken from the Case for Christ Study Bible) ---Sign up here: fal.cn/4RXR for BibleGateway Plus to get access to more Study Bible Notes! ...
Let the skies rejoice and the earth be glad; let the sea and everything in it shout. Let the fields and everything in them rejoice. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy Psalm 96:11-12 (NCV)
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 English Standard Version (ESV)