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Dr. Paul Dhinakaran

Receive God’s peace!

Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
07 Feb
At times of trouble, the joy received through the pleasures of the world pulls us down, depriving us of all our hopes. Loving the world means to give first priority to the treasures, things and people of this world. It is a mere fact that all these will fade away. It will ruin your peace and destroy life. But when God comes to dwell in our hearts and in our home, He says, “I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid.” (Leviticus 26:6). The joy and peace our Lord gives is eternal and no man can steal it away from you. Pleasures of the world cannot encompass the peace our Lord gives us. He has promised in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

A certain couple liked to spend all nights indulging in the pleasures of the world, at night clubs. They used to return home in the late hours at around 2 a.m., sleep soundly till 9 a.m. and then rush to office. Their minds indulged in the same pleasure during office hours also. They used to wait eagerly for the night to arrive and would gaze at their watches. All of a sudden, on a particular day, to their great shock, they had to face a major problem. They were filled with dismay and fear. Unable to overcome that problem, they were shattered and succumbed to it.  They realized that the worldly pleasures are not permanent and that they leave behind a scar. 
My friend is there anything that disturbs your peace today. Whatever be the temptations, give your heart to Jesus. Only when we begin to yield to the worldly pleasures, it may seem to be satisfying and entertaining but however, this is a false conception that the wicked one persuades the people into.  Do not be carried away with the worldly things that give us happiness momentarily. Seek the Lord and His face. He will make His face shine upon you and will give you everlasting joy. “Do not love the world or the things in the world.” (1 John 2:15). Our Lord is very near you to give His peace – the kind of peace that no person on earth can give. Receive His peace this day.
 
Prayer:
“Lord God, today I choose to leave the pleasures of this world. I submit myself to spend time with You and not with the world. Fill me with Your grace to overcome these temptations of the world. Let me rejoice in You. Give me peace that the world cannot give. This I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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