“For unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
In this verse, the final name that Isaiah ascribes to Christ is Prince of Peace. This name speaks to the wonderful gift that Jesus offers the world. Man’s greatest need is to be right with God. God is holy and all have sinned and fallen short of His glory. Our sin separates us from God and our greatest need is to be reconciled to Him.
Jesus came to die for our sins so that the barrier of impurity between us and God could be washed away. With that barrier taken away by Jesus we can now have peace with God. Consider these verses:
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…” Ephesians 2:13-19
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
You can never know the peace of God until you have peace with God. Jesus is the Prince of Peace! He came to earth to pay for our sins so that we could have a personal relationship with God. If you do not have peace with God, place your faith in Christ today. Invite Him into your life to be your Lord and Savior. He will forgive you and bring you into a personal relationship with the God of the universe. Peace will flood your soul when your past is redeemed, your present makes sense, and your future is secure!