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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid” (John 14:27)

Peace…Do not let your hearts be troubled…Do not let your hearts be afraid…

Yes, yes, yes! I want that. I desperately want all of that!

So how do I make this peace a reality? The kind of peace where our hearts are not troubled and our hearts are not afraid? How do we experience that?

Jesus tells us in the preceding verse. In order to have this peace, we need the Holy Spirit. Jesus says, “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). Notice the role of the Holy Spirit – to teach us everything that God has said and promised in his word.

So, to have peace, we need the Holy Spirit who will teach us everything God has said and promised in his word. Why?

Jesus tells us in the preceding verse. “Those who love me will keep my word…Whoever does not love me does not keep my words” (John 14:23-24).

Why does the Holy Spirit teach and remind us everything God has said and promised in his word? So that we might obey and keep his word.

Want to know why? It’s in living life according to God’s word that we experience the peace that Jesus describes in John 14:27.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” 

There is peace in obedience. There is peace in God’s promises.

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