The word “peace” in the Scriptures has both Greek and Hebrew connotations. The Hebrew origin of the word is “Shalom,” which occurs in the Old Testament (Psalm 122:6; Isaiah 26:3; Jeremiah 29:11).

It means safe, well, happy, friendly, etc. It also refers to a state of well-being that guarantees divine health and prosperity—the peace of God that brings prosperity.

The Greek rendering of this word in the New Testament is “Eirene.” It’s a word that describes an end to hostilities between two hitherto warring enemies.

It means to be set at one again; it also depicts peace with quietness, and prosperity. It shows up in John 14:27, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 3:15, etc.

What this implies is that through Christ Jesus, you’ve been set at one with God; you’ve come home in God! His death brokered a peace accord between you and God, bringing about a “ceasefire,” as it were.

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