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GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF PEACE

As I write this devotion, I am truly grateful that God is the author of peace and not confusion. We have so much confusion in the world! Sadly to say, there is confusion in many of our homes and even worse, in the House of God. These are times of great confusion. We cannot live under confusion, which is destructive and results in pain and agony. No matter where confusion reigns, nothing good can come from it. As people of God, we have to find a way to turn to Him in times of confusion. Ask God for the peace that passeth all understanding for holistic and productive living, as God is described in I Corinthians 14:33:

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

Paul’s words to the Corinthians is a precious affirmation about the peace of God. In Paul’s mind, anything that results in turmoil or confusion is not in the will of God. The God of peace is a frequent phrase that Paul uses in his writings. Paul knew that discourse in the church would not bring God glory. Paul wanted all things to be done in decency and in order, for edification and building up the body of Christ. Paul goes on in this letter to speak about responsibility and accountability in the House of God. He pleads with the congregation to follow the mandates that God has established for His church. It is my fervent prayer today that every House of God may be blessed with His peace. As believers, we will not be part of any confusion, wherever it resides. Always remember that God is the author of peace.