“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 be afraid” (John 14:27).
As we have seen all week, the peace that God offers us is not a concept or a feeling. The peace offered to us is the real presence of God himself in the person of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
John 14-17 covers the last time Jesus spoke with his disciples prior to the crucifixion. These chapter covers the content of Jesus’ conversation with his disciples as Jesus prepares the disciples for life without his physical presence.
Today’s verse comes from this section. It’s interesting Jesus tells them that he is going to give them a peace such that they will no longer be troubled or be afraid. The way this peace comes to the disciples is through the person of the Holy Spirit.
The verses before our passage, Jesus says to the disciples, “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 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. 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 not be afraid” (John 14:25-27).
The peace Jesus offers us comes in the person of the Holy Spirit. One of the Holy Spirit’s main role is to remind us of all that God has promised through his Son, Jesus Christ.
To have this peace, we have to know God’s word. That’s how peace works. The Holy Spirit teaches us what God has promised. We learn about what God has promised through God’s word. That’s how it works.
May you experience God’s real presence and peace during these days as you spend time with God’s promises through his word.