Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34
Jesus talks about turning families against each other…which seems very harsh for a Prince of Peace.
Are these really contradictions?
The Bible seems to have many.
We often focus on easy, encouraging verses instead of questions that require our “Counselor/Holy Spirit” to bring understanding. Sometimes it’s years before we “get it,” but He is patient with us.
Peace is such a personal aspect of our relationship with the Lord. Peace comes from trust, surrender, and a deep abiding in Him and His Word that nothing will come between; not even family.
It’s as if it were a test of where or in whom we find our peace.