Greek. nous). (like the ârighteousness of God,â âthe life of Godâ), the peace which God gives to every soul which rests on Him in prayer. It specifically expands on Jesus' statement, "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34). Compare all. Every other bed in all the hospitals in our country is occupied by a patient who has no organic ailment. Wordsworth (Prelude, Bk. At least one in every ten persons across the nation is in need of help for the living of life in these days. It is inexplicable and inscrutable. The word is found five times in 2 Cor. Some turn to drugs and medication. Some naively think, âEverything will always just work outâ, or that things will simply take care of themselves. NASB E-Prime It is a disciplined and discerning mind. This peace will surpass all thinking power. 14) defines this peace as “repose in moral judgments”.— ’ ’ . Notice the word "shall". âYour hearts and your thoughtsâ: Guarding the heart and mind is essential (Proverbs 4:23). John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, Meyer's Devotional Commentary on Philippians, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Text and Manuscripts of the New Testament. Your email address will not be published. Compare Philippians 3:8, See Romans 13:1. A close parallel is 1 Peter 1:5, . Paul was not saying that we will feel absolutely at ease and relieved after we pray as he directed here. are products of the , thoughts or purposes. Peace as the Proper Environment for Righteousness. This peace, or release from tension, is something that we cannot fully comprehend. The word “surpass” means to have above, over top, exceed or rise above. III. It attempted to humanise it, to strip it of its barbarities, II. The disturbing element in this context is the disagreement between Euodia and Syntyche. We could take this further and say that out of the abundance of the heart the mind thinks and feels, and the body acts. In the past fifty years, men have come to understand how deteriorating and destructive stress is to life. This chapter is a fitting conclusion for the whole epistle. This is peace that comes from God rather than peace with God. Young's Peace - dispelling 'anxious care' (Philippians 4:6). The Bible stresses the absolute importance of filling our minds with good things (Proverbs 23:7; Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 12:34; Mark 7:20-23). Prayer puts us at rest. Enjoy the ‘peace from God’ with which He will flood their hearts as their confidence is fully in Him (Romans 1:7 and often). It is the quiet rest which God gives him who continually surrenders every thing into his hand. The heart needs such guardianship as the seat whence evil arises within man (Mark 7:21-22), and breaks forth into act, but even more than the guarding of this will God’s peace do for men. Passeth - surpasseth all man's natural powers of understanding it (1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Ephesians 3:20 : cf. A diagram/chart is provided that gives detail of the first five steps to find God's peace. The stress of anxiety is wearying, setting us up for multiple afflictions. “Peace” is harmony after the removal of all disturbing elements. âWhich passeth all understandingâ: âSurpasses all comprehensionâ (NASV). To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ, Ð¼Ð¸Ñ ÐÐ¾Ð¶Ð¸Ð¹ ÑÐ¾Ð±Ð»ÑÐ´ÐµÑ ÑÐµÑÐ´ÑÐ° Ð²Ð°ÑÐ¸ Ð¸ Ð¿Ð¾Ð¼ÑÑÐ»ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ñ Ð²Ð°ÑÐ¸. Paul’s favourite thought of that health and harmonious relation which prevail in the inner life as the result of reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ. . This is the blessed result of leaving everything in the hands of God by prayer. Cf.Matthew 11:28. This peace of God will stand guard over our minds like a sentinel, allowing us to meet and cope with the problems of life. And the peace of God. This peace, though allied to that which follows the pardon of a sinner, differs from it. âShall guardâ: All other mechanisms for dealing with worry will fail. Space forbids the enumeration of the many interpretations given. âIf you do that,â says he, âthe peace of God will keep your minds and hearts.â Scripture is accustomed to divide the soul of man, as to its frailties, into two parts â the mind and the heart. âGod"s peace is able to produce exceedingly better results than human planning or that it is far superior to any person"s schemes for security or that it is more effective for removing anxiety than any intellectual effort or power of reasoningâ (Hawthorne p. 184). Commentary on Philippians 4:10-19 (Read Philippians 4:10-19) It is a good work to succour and help a good minister in trouble. 7.The peace of God—This result follows. The full sense is best brought out by this rendering. PHIL. Paul's counsel, written nearly two thousand years ago, tells us not to be driven by anxiety or fearfulness about life.