Prince of Peace | Devotion #5: Endless
John Carter | Director of Operations
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
The title attributed to the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6-7 is attributed to Jesus Christ. The particular title “Prince of Peace,” indicates some significant things about Jesus. The title “prince” would have been understood as the future leader of a particular people or group. When Jesus is our Lord, He fulfills that title; He is our leader. In our current world and society, peace might be hard to understand. We for sure see the opposite of peace in a very real and dynamic way with current news. So, we see Jesus’ title as the one that will lead a particular group of people and will have peace. Verse 7 of this particular passage in Isaiah states that “of peace there will be no end.” Consider that Jesus is not only the leader of peace but the one who gives it without end. Wow! How awesome is that?
To know that no matter what trial, difficulty, or life circumstance that may arise our Lord is the Prince of Peace, the one who will give it without end. Maybe you have never considered Jesus Christ as someone that holds this title in your life? Maybe you have held onto something that has kept peace from becoming a reality? May I encourage you to look to Jesus as the holder and giver of peace. He is the One who knows every kind of pain that you may endure today. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I want that kind of peace to exist in my life, in my family, and in every aspect! Jesus is the answer to that desire. I hope this short reminder may be an encouragement today to look to Jesus for your peace in the difficulties of everyday life.