These verses from Isaiah 9 are typically heard during Christmas, but we have a great need for peace in these days. Peace is only found in and through the Prince of Peace! Here is a small sampling from the Word on and from the Prince of Peace!
The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
You shall increase their gladness;
They will be glad in Your presence…
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders,
The rod of their oppressor…
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
~ from Isaiah 9
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:77-79)
“These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:25-27)
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:37)
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:1-5)
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace… (Romans 8:6)
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. (Romans 12:18)
…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit… So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another. (Romans 14:17,19)
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. (Romans 15:13,33)