Wanna see people jump up and dance? Talk about love given, extreme and unique. For believers in Christ the path is quite clear. Loving God will need to have tracks that run between the people in our community or circle, otherwise we could earn the rating of liar. Love is the bond of maturity but it is not everything, neither is faith or hope, even though the three complete what we can call a stable platform for the Christian life. The spokes of other virtues may also be seen in their various dimensions as seeping into the intersections of our relationships with God and others. While we are called believers (people exercising faith), we are not called lovers or hopers, but the Lord Yeshua designated his disciples peacemakers, at once defining our justification, identity, and transformative powers of extraordinary dimensions.
Love is not everything
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.1 John 4:20
Peace beyond human/world capacity and comprehension
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.John 14:27
The intersection of gospel and peace
Even the people talking peace are beautiful
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”Isaiah 52:7
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.Romans 12:18
Ephesians 6:15 establishes our journeys, long or short, as peaceful (peacemaking?) ventures, “having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”
There’s no point to explaining peace’s value. It is a life experience that words do not convey because the human mind cannot grasp its dimensions or its river-like motion means. We are truly incapable of containing it.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:7
Even the wisdom perspective settles for peace as the flavour of every path.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. 13) For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. 14) She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her. 15) Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. 16) Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace. 17)Proverbs 3:13-17
Peace defines our justification.
Our relationship with God the father is described as a state of peace. Paul understood that Christ came to bring people into a healthy relationship with God the Father.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,Romans 5:1
For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,Ephesians 2:14
He, Christ, is our peace, our Shalom, our well-being. Considering that shalom is also a greeting we find ourselves hemmed in by peace’s values even when we say a simple hello.