â€œFor God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.â€ (1 Corinthians 14:33)
Although these words were written with respect to church order, they express a general principle. â€œThis wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated. . . . And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peaceâ€ (James 3:15-18).
Our world and our natural lives seem perpetually in confusion, turmoil, and strife, and the source is the evil oneâ€”â€œthe god of this worldâ€ (2 Corinthians 4:4). The only one who can bring true peace is the Author of peace.
This is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, for only â€œhe is our peaceâ€ (Ephesians 2:14). He is the Author of peace, just as the devil is the author of all confusion and strife. Note the other titles of our great Author of peace.
He is called â€œthe God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesusâ€ (Hebrews 13:20). He is also â€œThe mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peaceâ€ (Isaiah 9:6). Melchizedek, who was at least a type of Christ, if not an actual pre-incarnate theophany of Christ Himself, is called â€œKing of Salem, which is, King of peaceâ€ (Hebrews 7:2). In 2 Thessalonians 3:16, He is â€œthe Lord of peace.â€
He is the Author of peace, the Lord of peace, the Prince of peace, the King of peace, the very God of peace! HeÂ isÂ our peace! Someday, â€œhe shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earthâ€ (Zechariah 9:10). In that day, â€œthe God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortlyâ€ (Romans 16:20), and â€œof the increase of his government and peace there shall be no endâ€ (Isaiah 9:7). HMM