For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called … Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
After World War I, the League of Nations was formed to ensure peace. Ineffective, soon World War II was underway, and the United Nations replaced the League of Nations in the aftermath. But peace has never held.
Peace is not just missing among nations; peace is missing in many hearts as well. And when we see conflicts in the world, it’s easy to understand why so many live with unrest and worry. But the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church provides the power to live in peace: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace” (Galatians 5:22). Someday, when Christ establishes His kingdom on earth, He will replace human efforts at worldwide peace with His own righteous and loving peace. The Prince of Peace will finally restore peace to all the earth.
Until that day, enjoy showers of peace as the Holy Spirit empowers you to live a life “anxious for nothing” as the peace of God guards your heart and mind (Philippians 4:6-7).
Few things more adorn and beautify a Christian profession than exercising and manifesting the spirit of peace. A. W. Pink
Unto Us a Son Is Given, Isaiah 9:6 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study