The Gift of Jesus: Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6; Various Texts

January 2nd, 2017

The Gift of Jesus: Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6; Various Texts

The Promised Prince

  • This child is described as śhar šhālôm

    • Shar = the representative of the king

      • Not used of one who inherits a position
      • But rather used of one who earns it
    • Shalom = peace
      • Refers to an absence of war or conflict
    • This prince who is promised will bring about peace

 

The Gift of the Prince

  • Yet, there is no promise that this peace will not come at a price

    • In fact, Isaiah himself says that it will be costly (Isa. 53:5 NIV)
  • The peace that Jesus offers is not simply a lack of war or external conflict
    • But an inner peace that transcends our circumstances (Phil 4:7)
    • Because we are at peace with God Himself (Rom. 5:1)
  • When we trust Him, and take Him at His word, we will have peace even when the world around us is in turmoil
    • Which helps us not be offended so easily (Ps. 119:165)
    • And frees us from worry (John 14:27)

 

The Gift We Can Give

  • If we trust Jesus, we ought to have inner peace

    • Thus, we have Jesus’ peace to offer to the world
  • And our world needs it now more than ever

 

So What?

  • Do you know Jesus, and thus have peace?

    • And are we living out of that peace?
  • Are we offering the world the inner peace and peace with God that Jesus alone offers?

Meditation Verse: Luke 2:14

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