Adrian issued an interesting challenge yesterday. We did a Bible study on peace. And sometimes you hear someone say how they prayed for something, and then they felt a peace about it, and that’s how they knew what God wanted them to do.
Adrian’s challenge was to find any example or support for this in the Bible. I dunno, he was so strong about it, I badly want to find a contrary example. But yeah, his claim is, that idea isn’t in the Bible. Peace can sometimes be an indication of something, but it’s never a confirmation of God’s will.
It’s not hard to support the claim that following God’s will isn’t always confirmed by a sense of peace. Someone brought up Jesus in Gethsemane. He knew and followed God’s will, but was deeply troubled to the point of sweating blood. So yeah, peace isn’t always a confirmation of God’s will. But is it never? In the Bible? That’s the claim, and I’m still thinking about it.