LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST UMPIRE YOUR HEART
Paul said that we are to let the peace of Christ “rule.” The Greek word for rule is βραβευέτω (brabeuetō). It literally means to “umpire, arbitrate, to let make the call.” When our circumstances appear to overwhelm us, we are to let the peace, the “shalom,” of Christ act as our umpire, determining what’s in or out of bounds. In this way, Christ filters how we respond to life’s circumstances, so that we alway walk in His peace.
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for the Spirit of Christ which always abides in us to rule over our hearts. We do not want to respond to the difficulties of this life in our own fleshly manner, but with the constant, over-ruling peace of Christ. We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.