1. EIRENE = a state of national tranquility. This is exemption from the rage and havoc of war.
ACTS 12:20, “Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking him for peace, because their country was fed by the king’s country.”
ACTS 24:2, “And after Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, ‘Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation’.”
2. Peace between individual, i.e., harmony, prosperity, tranquility.
EPH 4:1-3, “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
ACT 7:26, “And on the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?’.”
3. Security, safety, prosperity. Peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous,
PHI 4:7, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
2PE 1:2-8, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness; and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
4. Of the Messiah’s peace – The way that leads to peace (salvation).
EPH 2:14-15, “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the tow into one new man, thus establishing peace.”
5. Of Christianity – The tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ and so fearing nothing from God. We’re content with our earthly lot in whatever it is or may be.
ACT 9:31, “So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and, going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.”
ROM 15:33, “Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”
6. The blessed state of righteous men after death. We receive imputed righteousness at the moment of salvation.
1TH 5:23, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
This all comes from the one verse:
ROM 14:19, “So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”