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Recipients Of Grace Become Persons of Peace

We will never agree on everything. We disagree about what restaurants are best, which regions of the country are most beautiful, how much coffee is too much (hint, it’s not), who is the most trustworthy politician and who is not, where the best sports teams play and far more. We can agree on some things, though. Everyone can agree that cookies are yummy, puppies are cute and barbecue smells great. We can probably also agree that grace and peace are good and desirable. In Galatians 1 (as well as most of his other books), Paul prays for the Galatian believers to experience grace and peace. I love that he chooses this wish for them rather than success and prosperity. Receiving grace and peace in life is far more necessary than receiving success and prosperity. In fact, we need grace and peace precisely because we are never promised success, ease or prosperity. This world will always offer one more enticement for us to chase. From every angle, we are bombarded with the message that