Soothing music and deceit

Someone at peace does not try to get you to earn God’s peace by loving the law. Someone who is anxious will not have God’s surpassing peace because we pray or send ’em soothing music and Bible verses.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7

This verse, Phil. 4:7, prominent in many encouragements during crises, is not a promise to the lost or unbelievers. It is not an unconditional promise to believers. God’s peace comes – on top of peace with God and peace of mind – to unsettled people – believers – who have taken certain steps.

Stemming Anxiety & Grateful Prayer
[1] Be anxious for nothing,

[2] but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6

Peace is a gift.

Offering peace through loving the law is like telling the people in darkness to find a match to light a lamp. It is like asking a person who has never heard the gospel to display its effects. When did loving the law ever impress God or anyone else and does loving the law have anything to do with complying with all its demands? That road to peace has been ttally debunked by Jeremiah, by Amos, by the confession of the exiled community, and by Yeshua.

Jeremiah 9:13-15

13. And the Lord saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; 14. But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: 15. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

Thus says the Lord, “For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the Lord And have not kept His statutes; Their lies also have led them astray, Those after which their fathers walked.

Amos 2:4

“For our kings, our leaders, our priests and our fathers have not kept Your law Or paid attention to Your commandments and Your admonitions with which You have admonished them.

Nehemiah 9:34

“Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”

John 7:19

Let us leave peace in God’s gift box, please.