Monday, October 23, 2023

Sadgrove & Wright: peace

Monday, October 23, 2023
    [The LORD:] “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
    —Jeremiah 29:7 (NIV)
    The whole of the Old Testament faith is in a God who saves his people in history. It is a real material salvation he brings, yet more than that. It is wholeness of life for man individually and in community which contains a spiritual dimension as well. All this is implied in the Old Testament’s use of the word shalom—peace; not merely an absence of war, but well-being on every level. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... Michael Sadgrove (b. 1950) & N. T. Wright (b. 1948), “Jesus Christ the Only Saviour”, in The Lord Christ [1980], John Stott, ed., vol. 1 of Obeying Christ in a Changing World, John Stott, gen. ed., 3 vol., London: Fountain, 1977, p. 66 (see the book)
    See also Jer. 29:4-7; Ps. 29:11; 85:8; 122:6-8; Isa. 2:4; 45:7; Jas. 3:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, let there be peace once again in the world.
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