Advent review – 12/09 love, 12/16 joy and now – 12/24 peace
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Peace @ Christmas??
– Shoppers I saw this week
– BEGINNING of time
Adam & Eve and family
– JESUS’ DAY…
73 b.c. Spartacus 100,000 slave rebellion against Rome. 6000 crucified on road Rome ( on 38 mile road ) price if you mess with Rome.
– Herod and “slaughter of innocents”
Is 9:6 … prince of peace
Is 26:1-3,4 … perfect peace coming ( peace peace)
PRICE OF PEACE
The role of Shepherds / sheep in worship….
Is 53:5 wounded for our transgressions….
That is, when someone says, “Shalom,” or, “Peace unto you,” it doesn’t just mean, “I hope you don’t get into any trouble”; it means, “I hope you have all the highest good coming your way.”
– perfection of harmony
Only when in right relationship with God thru Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7 ( joy/peace )
Unaffected by circumstances / more than absence of trouble and trial)
27 “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
The biblical concept of peace is larger than that and rests heavily on the Hebrew root slm, which means “to be complete” or “to be sound.” The verb conveys both a dynamic and a static meaning” to be complete or whole” or “to live well.”
The noun had many nuances, but can be grouped into four categories:
(1) salom [l’v] as WHOLENESS of life or body (i.e., health);
(2) salom [l’v] as RIGHT RELATIONSHIP or harmony between two parties or people, often established by a covenant (see “covenant of peace” in Num 25:12-13 ; Isa 54:10 ; Ezek 34:25-26 ) and, when related to Yahweh, the covenant was renewed or maintained with a “peace offering”;
(4) salom [l’v] as VICTORY over one’s enemies or absence of war. S