Our Peace

The biblical idea of peace is more than a cessation of trouble; it includes wholeness and harmony. Ultimate wholeness and harmony is found in reconciliation with God. Jesus (Yeshua‘) is our peace because He restored our relationship with God.

A picture of the description of Jesus' work, Our Peace, in the Greek text of Ephesians 2:14. It is not exactly a name of Jesus.

Our Peace in the Greek text of Ephesians 2:14.

Our Peace in Greek:

Hē eirēnē hēmōn

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 1515, 2257

Bible reference: Eph. 2:14

When Micah prophesied about the shepherd ruler who would arise from Bethlehem, he added the words:

This One will be our peace.
When the Assyrian invades our land,
When he tramples on our citadels.
(Micah 5:5)

Jesus certainly fulfilled the name. Zacharias prophesied that John the Baptist would herald the Messiah, who would “guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79). The angels who announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds spoke of peace on earth (Luke 2:14).

The phrase “our peace” is not exactly a name, though some writers treat is as one. It occurs in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. (Ephesians 2:14 NIV)

Several names for God tell us that He gives the peace that we desire. He is Yahweh shalom (Jehovah shalom), the LORD is peace, a name of God that was memorialized in an altar. One of the messianic names of Jesus is Prince of Peace. Two other names of God are God of peace and God of love and peace.

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