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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6701 peace, human search for
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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