Peace is most often thought of as the opposite of war, but in the Bible it carries a meaning that is more encompassing. The biblical view of peace is found in many of the great promises from God.
Most everyone has heard of Job of the Bible in the Book of Job. Job had the worst befall him and his family. The loss of all he owned, his seven children lost their life, and Job was beset by illness. For forty chapters Job wanted to take his case before God; for Job wondered how a righteous man could suffer as he had. Where was God?
After forty chapters of Job complaining, God showed up out of the whirlwind. Instead of answering Job’s questions; God asked Job questions…questions that demonstrated God’s righteousness. God never once answered Job about why the righteous suffer. When God paused speaking, Job was so awed that he put his hand over his mouth and said that he would speak no more. The next words that God spoke are very important. These words are the first instructions to Job; before God had only asked questions. The words are in Job40.7a Dress for action like a man…
God knew that being a man was not going to be a Sunday stroll in the park. God wanted Job to stop complaining and strengthen himself for action. “The Little Book of Peace for Fathers” tells you how God expects fathers to “Dress for Action”
Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 5:29 AM CDT