God’s Covenant of Peace
Key verse: Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Read: John 14:27
Peace is literarily a state of quiet or the absence of turmoil/storm. God is a covenant keeper else, man ought no longer to exist on earth. Prior to Noah, God had tried to assist man in forming righteousness and love on earth but found man to be wicked and therefore decided to wipe him off the earth. But He decided to preserve him through Noah and his family. Hence, after the flood, when Noah offered an acceptable sacrifice, God made a covenant with man never to destroy the earth with the flood again. When Sodom and Gomorrah became terribly wicked, God descended on them and wiped it out with fire. Many today attest to the fact that the current state of the earth is worse than the state of Sodom and Gomorrah at the time. Yet, the Lord has kept it on just because of the Covenant he made with Noah.
The Lord has made a Covenant of peace with everyone who will draw close to Him. He specifically asserts that there is no peace for the wicked. If from the time of Noah until now, the Lord has not reneged on His covenant regarding wiping out the earth with the flood despite the wicked ways of man generation in and out, then everyone hinged to the righteousness of Christ need to rest assured that God will not fail in His covenant of peace with such. This covenant is not based on the deeds of the recipient but on the mercy of the covenanting God. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself asserted the kind of peace He lives with His followers thereby showing that there is distinction between the peace He renders which is unbreakable, and the peace of the world.
Care must however be taken not to cross from the side of righteousness to the side of the wicked as there is only a thin line between the two sides. That line is the divider between striving through the Holy Spirit to continue in obedience to God, and living a life of outright disobedience. Whatever will draw you into disobeying God is luring you out of peace. It is better to stay put in the lasting covenant of peace than allow your life to go through turmoil.
Father, thank you for your peace. Please let it envelope my life ever more in Jesus name.