Christian Devotional – May 22, 2017

What guards your heart? In Phillipians 4:4-7 we see an interesting mix of words used together. Rejoice, peace, anxious, Thanksgiving. In verse 7, Paul indicates that the peace of God will guard our hearts in Christ Jesus.

I don’t typically think of Peace as being something that is active like that. Peace generally has a more passive feel to it. We rest in peace. We experience peace. Now that peace actually guards us. Yet, if we read through those verses, we understand that while we are rejoicing in the Lord and we are bringing our anxious thoughts and worries to him, we can experience his peace.

Additionally his peace is what guards our heart and keeps our heart from all the worries and anxieties and troubles and lack of Joy that we could be experiencing if we do not have his peace. We must allow peace to have its role in our heart and guard it from all the other things that try to take its place and rule over our heart. Are we allowing God’s peace to guard our heart today?

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