- There is lasting peace (calm delight) “given by” God.
- Also, there is a “peace treaty” from God toward the world.
These are two different concepts about “peace.” This post is about the peace treaty. God is at peace with the world because of His peace treaty. How is He at peace with the world?
2 Corinthians 5:19 (Darby)
*****How that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their offenses; and putting in us the word of that reconciliation. *****
That’s the simplicity of the peace treaty. The term “not reckoning” means “not putting in your account.” That’s an accounting term; a banking term.
On a personal level, that means God is not tallying your personal offenses against Him, in a ledger.
Here is something to think about regarding the God of the Bible. God knows “all events in succession, at once.” That is His attribute proper known as “omniscience.” He is not surprised by anything. For example, He is not surprised by our sins.
God is satisfied by the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ for our sins, His burial, and His resurrection. That is real, actual good news. It’s not so-called “fake news.”
In 1 John 4:10 we learn that God extended love to us first in an event. “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the satisfying sacrifice (propitiation) for our sins.”
So, God is fully satisfied (propitiated) by Christ’s work on behalf of our sins. All the sins having been committed already and all the sins to be committed in the future. He knows them all.
Are you satisfied with the terms of the peace treaty? It is fully seated upon His satisfaction with Christ’s finished work. That is the basis for the treaty. That’s its firm foundation.
You only accept the terms of the peace treaty with God, on those terms. It’s been recorded that way. It’s codified and recorded in the word of God, which is the Bible.