Albert Einstein’s Understanding of Peace - Salt 106.5

Albert Einstein’s Understanding of Peace

We all want peace in our lives, peace in the world, peace from the travails of the busyness and stresses of day-to-day pressures.

By Salt 106.5 Network Thursday 20 Jun 2024Christian LivingReading Time: 2 minutes

My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah – Psalm 62:5-62:8 (NKJV)
Key points
  • We all want peace in our lives, peace in the world, peace from the travails of the busyness and stresses of day-to-day pressures.
  • ‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.’ Albert Einstein
  • Listen to the Peace series and others on Real Hope | The Podcast.

We all want peace in our lives, peace in the world, peace from the travails of the busyness and stresses of day-to-day pressures.

Peace to sleep well at night.

Peace in ourselves.

There are thousands of quotes about peace and many of them are helpful but in the end they depend on you and others being in some sort of accord.

‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.’ Albert Einstein

‘We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.’ William Ellery Channing

‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.’ Albert Einstein

We cannot have true peace without God. David writes this in Psalm 62. Rest, hope, refuge are found in God alone. He is the one who is our rock and fortress.

We can trust in Him because we can pour out our hearts to Him. We know that the world will never be at full peace until Jesus returns.

Nonetheless, we should continue to pray for world peace, to an end of conflict and for true listening and understanding between combatants.

We should pray for peace in our relationships and peace for our hearts as we deal with all the things that go on in our lives. Bring them to Jesus, ‘for He Himself is our peace’ Ephesians 2:14a.

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Peace Hope 103.2 Real Hope SeriesPeace is a seven-week series. Peace can be defined as – freedom from disturbance, worry or annoyance; tranquility; calm. We all have seasons of life where achieving this feels impossible, but luckily for us we have Jesus the Prince of Peace walking with us! Read along with this series of devotionals on Peace and learn about how you too can gain a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

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Episode supplied with thanks to David Barker.

Originally published as ‘PEACE’ in Real Hope, May-June 2024.