I was reading Matthew Henry's commentary and he said something that caught my attention.
The quote is this: "Are not the best of us unwilling to come under God's yoke, though there is no other way to find rest for the soul? Do we not for a little pleasure often part with our peace?
I want to focus on that second phrase, do we not for a little pleasure often part with our peace.
How about when we have a chance to witness to somebody, but we choose not to? We lose our peace.
How about when somebody tells a dirty joke and we laugh at it? We lose our peace.
How about when we worry about something? We lose our peace.
How about when we indulge in some sin that brings a temporary pleasure? We lose our peace.
How about when we waste time with the vanities of this world? We lose our peace.
Those are just some examples that came to my mind, if anybody has any others to share that would be great.
I'm very thankful, that even when we choose to lose our peace it it is only temporarily. Because Christ has overcome by His blood, or as Romans 5 says, "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Let us praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His great work on our behalf, even though sometimes we choose to lose our temporary peace.