Some people live their lives wildly chasing dreams that eventually leave them feeling empty and hollow. I thought of this yesterday when I read five words from Psalm 34: Seek peace and pursue it.
As I thought about this verse, it occurred to me that a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction is the result of what we pursue in life. The writings of Paul validate this statement:
- Romans 14:19: Pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another
- I Thessalonians 5:15: See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.
- I Timothy 6:11: Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
It’s been said that whatever catches your attention, catches you. Have you been ensnared by the false hopes of groundless dreams or have you captured the peace of God that is beyond human reasoning?
As you start a new week, I hope the words of Peter will encourage you to focus your thoughts on the peace of God. He said: Seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer (I Peter 3:10-12).