Discoveries in Faith

Short, uplifting Bible lessons designed to build faith and inspire obedience. 

Corrie Ten Boom quote

I've been thinking a great deal about these words lately,

“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.” Corrie Ten Boom

How to have Peace

The bumper sticker, "No God, no peace. Know God, know peace," reflects good theology as seen in the life of King Asa (2 Chronicles 15). 

Israel, the northern kingdom, turned away from the Lord and experienced "trouble," "great turmoil," "no peace," and "every adversity" (verses 3-6).

Yet under the capable leadership of Asa, Judah, the southern kingdom, enjoyed 35 years of peace. How did they they find the Shalom of God? and how can we likewise find peace in our troubled world?

I. REMOVE FALSE IDOLS (verses 8a & 16)

II. RESTORE TRUE WORSHIP (verses 8b & 18)

III. GET OTHERS TO JOIN IN (verses 10-15).

The prophet Azariah told Asa, "If you seek [God], He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you" (verse 2). Because we know God never changes, we know this is still how to relate to God. We must pursue Him. We must take the initiative. But praise God, if we turn away from our sins and turn in faith to God He will be found and ensuing peace will occur.