Peace and Tranquility and Prosperity

Peace. We sometimes think the way we gain peace is by getting more. More money. More security. More achievements. More people knowing about us. And so we attempt to achieve peace by working more, earning more, knowing more, doing more. John Calvin suggests this approach to obtaining peace is wrong-headed. Instead, a peaceful life begins with giving yourselves and possessions and desires and ambitions to God and trusting completely in his blessing. He writes, “To begin with, then, in seeking either the convenience or the tranquility of the present life, Scripture calls us to resign ourselves and all our possessions … Continue reading Peace and Tranquility and Prosperity