Devotional for Sunday Jan 29, 2017:
A Heart at Peace
The wisdom that comes from God
is first of all pure, than peaceful, gentle,
and easy to please.
The heart of Jesus was pure. The Savior was adored by thousands, yet content to live a simple life. He was cared for by women (Luke 8:1-3), yet never accused of lustful thoughts; scorned by his own creation, but willing to forgive them before they even requested his mercy. Peter, who traveled with Jesus for three and a half years, described him as a "lamb, unblemished and spotless" (1 Pet. 1:19 NASB).
After spending the same amount of time with Jesus, John concluded, "And in him is no sin" (1 John 3:5 NIV).
Jesus' heart was peaceful. The disciples fretted over the need to feed the thousands, but not Jesus. He thanked God for the problem. The disciples shouted for fear in the storm, but not Jesus. He slept through it. Peter drew his sword to fight the soldiers, but not Jesus. He lifted his hand to heal. His heart was at peace.
Just Like Jesus