CVI. Peace in Christ.
JOHN xvi. 33. “These things
have I spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace.”
THE purpose of all the words and works of the Redeemer
was to bring men to true and abiding rest.
I. Christ’s desire and design is that His people should
have peace. It is not presumption to have peace through
faith in Him.
II. The peace which Jesus wishes His followers to enjoy
is of a peculiar sort—” that in Me ye might have peace.”
It is not that of unconsciousness, it is not that of self-
confidence, it is not that of ritual observances, it is not that
of exemption from earthly trouble. It is peace from union
with Himself. Not only peace from Him, but peace in
III. The manner in which we are to obtain this peace is
attention to the words of Christ. Peace does not come in
any mystic manner. It rests on the words of Christ. We
must read them, seek to understand them, believe them,
and obey them. When we are in Christ, we are in Him
that is true.
W. M. Taylor, D.D.