The God of Love and Peace Be With You

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Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11

Be perfect. Be of good comfort. Be of one mind. Live in peace.

The Godhead is made of the three Persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are always in agreement, of One Mind, the Mind of God. They are all perfect, for They are all God, and between the Three, there is harmony as One, in a peace that surpasses understanding, with zero strife, and that is a good comfort to us.

It is impossible for man on his own to do the things Paul has asked. Man wants to serve his own desires. Left alone, a man will do whatever he must to attain the things his heart craves. This unerringly leads to a direction which takes him away from God, because of selfishness. This is enmity with God, and therefore not peace. This causes strife with God, and is a different mind than Him, and since His Mind is perfect, than neither is man perfect on his own. There is no lasting comfort in the sin that results, and man continues the downward spiral away from God.

It is only with God that man can be perfect, through the Son, Jesus Christ, and what He accomplished at the Cross. In Christ, we have one mind, for we submit our wills to His. In Christ, we have peace with the Father, for Jesus washed away our sins. The only true comfort comes from being in harmony with the will of God, through Christ.

The God of love and peace is with us because of our faith in Christ, and as we continue to trust in Him and grow closer to Him, all of the things Paul has asked become possible. So, trust in Jesus, and His finished work on the Cross and…

Be perfect. Be of good comfort. Be of one mind. Live in peace.

The God of live and peace shall be with us… always.

SDG

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