Raveled: Peace and Mercy

Mercy is God’s tenderhearted, loving compassion for his people in spite of what they have done. The Hebrew word for mercy, Racham – means “to love,” “to have compassion,” or “to show mercy.”

Peace is a sense of tranquility and rest, wholeness and well-being. It stems from the word Shalom which refers to an inward sense of completeness or wholeness in all aspects of life.

Safety consists not in the absence of danger but in the presence of God. The peace that Jesus gives is not the absence of trouble, but is rather the confidence that He is there with you always.” ~ Matthew Henry

Peace WITH God
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Peace FROM God
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Peace OF God
Philippians 4:5-7 The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Luke 7:36-50

Peace depends on mercy.