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The Price of Peace

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The VOICE translation says it this way:

“Better to gnaw on a bit of dry crust in peace than to feast in a house full of stress.” (Proverbs 17:1)

Peace has a cost. It costs us something to establish peace in our homes, our marriage, our children, our relationships, and ultimately with God.

As you set out in loving, faithful obedience to live peaceably with all mankind, as much as depends upon you (Romans 12:18), don’t be surprised if you encounter anything but peace. After all, our Prince of Peace, the author of peace faced fierce persecution and suffered for His love of His Father and Truth.

Therefore, saints of God in Christ, be imitators, followers, and lovers of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. And pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. (Ephesians 5:1-2, Hebrews 12:14)

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