God’s Peace-Another Gift

Luke 2;14

This is not to be taken as a universal declaration of peace toward all humanity.  Rather, peace with God is a corollary of justification.  A better rendering here might be “peace toward men on whom God’s sovereign pleasure rests.”   God’s peace is not a reward for those who have good will, but a gracious gift to those who are objects of His good will.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 2:14