At the individual level this peace, unknown to the unsaved, secures composure in difficult trouble and dissolves fear (Philippians 4:7).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 14:27.
For the law was given through Moses,
but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
To ‘walk worthy’ is a key New Testament concept which calls the believer to live in a way that is consistent with his identification with the Lord who saved him. Being ‘fruitful in every good work’ refers to spiritual fruit, which is the byproduct of a righteous life. The Bible identifies spiritual fruit as leading people to Christ (1 Cor. 16:15), praising God (Heb. 13:15), giving money (Rom. 15:26-28), living a godly life (Heb. 12:11), and displaying holy attitudes (Gal. 5:22,23). Increasing in the knowledge of God – spiritual growth cannot occur apart from this knowledge (1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18). The evidences of spiritual growth include a deeper love for God’s Word (Ps. 119:97), a more perfect obedience (1 John 2:3-5), a strong doctrinal foundation (1 John 2:12-14), an expanding faith (2 Thess. 1:3), and a greater love for others (Phil. 1:9).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:10.
-On the broad road-
A false gift-a gift promised, but not given. Like waiting for much needed rain in a parched land. Seeing the cloud, and finally knowing the needed rain will come. But the cloud disappears, without producing anything, when it seemed so sure.
Our leaders, or politicians, do this as common practice-making promises and then not following through. Don’t put your hope there, in man. There is only One who is worthy of your trust and your praise-God alone.