Proverbs 14:30 NIV
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Peace is one of the great themes of the Bible. You find it from God resting having created the universe in Genesis 1 and pursued all the way until it is achieved again in Revelation 22 when God once more dwells with his people. Peace is more than a lack of external conflict, true peace only comes when there is no internal conflict too, and here the writer of Proverbs gives us another clue in our pursuit of it. Our peace can be destroyed through trying to be someone other than ourselves, or lusting after what others have got. Peace can be found in enjoying who God has made us to be and making the most of being in the place and circumstances he puts us.
Lord, help me to find and to share your peace in the heart of this week.