Pristine Grace

The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace
by Chris Cunningham
The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith... - Galatians 5:22

    The will of the Father is peace, having purposed and ordained that we should be reconciled unto Himself and the way in which it would be accomplished. The work of the Son is peace, having wrought it by the blood of His cross. The fruit of the Spirit, bearing witness of the Father’s will, the Son’s work and our interest, by faith, in these and having quickened us and indwelt us, is peace.

    Though by nature I am like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. (Isaiah 57:20), by His grace and working I am His little lamb, eating the tender grass and drinking the still waters of His precious Person and work.

    I have peace in my conscience, though my sin is ever before me, knowing that all my guilt and its penalty have been borne by my blessed Substitute.

    I have peace in my mind, though the weight of the world bear upon it, for all my “demons” have been cast out and all storms of doubt and fear calmed by the Master, Who careth for me.

    I have peace in my heart, being fully satisfied and delighted with Him Who is satisfied and delighted with me, having washed me from my sin in His own blood and clothed me with that robe of purest white.

    I shall depart this life in peace having seen the One Simeon saw (Luke 2:29, 30), the Salvation of God. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8