Galatians 5:22, 25 (NLT) (Focus verse 25)
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
There are conditions for having the peace of God. He gives us peace as we live a righteous life. (Isaiah 48:18 – If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:22 – “There is no peace” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”) The peace of God comes to us as we love God’s laws (see Psalm 119:165) and as we engage prayer and supplication (Philippians 4:6-7), and as we walk in the Spirit. To “walk” in the Bible is often a metaphor for practical daily living—to continue to live in our faith every day and not gratify debilitating desires that derail us into the kinds of behavior we had before we embraced faith in Jesus. We follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and His influence over our lives. As we do, we experience the blessed peace of God—an unexplainable calm and assurance that God has everything under control. If you don’t have that kind of peace, consider these conditions.