The peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through
It is not our own peace
that is here referred to. It is the peace of God—the peace which
comes to us from a realization of God’s power and goodness and
willingness to hold us by His right hand as His children. The
thought is that this peace stands guard continually, as a sentinel,
to challenge every hostile or worrying thought or fear. It keeps the
Christian’s mind so that he at heart has peace with the Lord,
fellowship, communion; and it guards his mind also, his reasoning
faculties, instructing him and assuring him respecting the Divine
power and wisdom and
passages: John 14:1,27; 16:33; Rom.5:1; 8:6; Col. 1:20; 3:15; Job
34:29; Psa. 4:8; 25:12,13; 29:11; 85:8; 119:165; 125:1,5; Prov.
3:17,24; Isa. 26:3; 28:12; 32:2,17,18; 53:5; 54:13; 57:1,2,19; Jer.
33:6; Luke 1:79; 2:14; Acts