Identity of Peace 10/01/2023
Jesus once again knows the thoughts of His disciples and yet has spoken to them with complete security of His purpose. Unlike His disciples, Jesus does not struggle with insecurity in the face of tribulation. He is completely secure in His identity. He does not allow voices or circumstances to manipulate Him physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Jesus operated by the power of the Holy Spirit and demonstrated what Spirit-filled peace can produce in the face of adversity and trouble. We are offered His peace that can produce the same courage (Jn. 14:27). Hebrews 12:2, says, "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus is setting an example for all of us. He did not give up on people. His purpose was to draw all men to Himself. Like Him, we will face trials and tribulations, yet we can have peace and courage to follow His example of love.