Are you searching for peace amidst chaos? Do you wonder if peace is even possible in a world that’s so broken? You’re not alone. We’re all searching for inner peace. And the good news is that peace is possible. However, it’s not found in the world, but rather in Jesus, the Prince of Peace. He offers us a special kind of peace, one that surpasses all understanding. And in this Isaiah 9:6 devotional, we’ll discover how to have lasting peace in a crazy world.
The Old Testament prophet Isaiah described Jesus as the Prince of Peace. This popular Bible verse is a prophecy about the coming of Jesus, and it describes Him as a ruler who will bring peace to the world.
His name “Prince of Peace” means that He is the one who brings true peace to the hearts of people. Because He is so much more than a peaceful person, He is the source of peace itself. When we trust in Jesus, we can experience peace that isn’t dependent on our circumstances or what’s going on in the world around us.
So, if you’re overwhelmed with anxiety, turn to Jesus the Prince of Peace, and allow Him to fill your heart with His special kind of peace.
Let’s start by reading this Jesus is the Prince of Peace Bible verse.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 New King James Version
The Prophecy of Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah 9:6 is a powerful prophecy that reveals the nature and character of Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace. Jesus came to earth to save humanity from sin and death, and to offer us eternal life. May this truth give you hope in the Prince of Peace today.
Let’s break this scripture down to take a closer look at each part of this Messianic prophecy and discover 3 reasons why Jesus is called the Prince of Peace…
The Child is Born
The first part of the prophecy refers to the birth of the coming Messiah. The prophet Isaiah told us that this future child would be born of a virgin. And Jesus’ birth was a miraculous event that fulfilled this prophecy.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14 NKJV
The Son is Given
The second part of the prophecy refers to Jesus as the Son of God, who was given to mankind as a gift. Jesus came to earth to fulfill the will of God and to save humanity from sin and death.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NIV
The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulder
The third part of the prophecy speaks of the authority and power that Jesus possesses as the Messiah. The government will be upon His shoulder, signifying that He would be the One to rule and reign over all things, now and in the future new heaven and new earth.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Revelation 21:1 ESV
The Titles of Jesus
As you may already know, Jesus has several royal titles that describe His character and nature. These powerful names are mentioned in the Bible and are used to help us better understand who Jesus is.
In Isaiah 9:6, Jesus is referred to as the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Let’s take a closer look at each of these titles.
As the Wonderful Counselor, Jesus is the ultimate source of wisdom and guidance. He is the one who provides us with the answers to life’s most difficult questions. When we are lost or confused, we can turn to Jesus for direction and clarity. His counsel is always perfect, and His advice is always wise.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Jesus is also referred to as the Mighty God. This title emphasizes His divinity and power. Jesus is more than just a wise teacher or a good person. He is Almighty God in human form. He has the power to heal the sick, raise the dead, and perform miracles. He is the One who created the universe and sustains it by His power.
For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian.
Isaiah 9:4 NKJV
As the Everlasting Father, Jesus is the source of eternal life. He is the One who gives us the gift of salvation and the promise of eternal life. He gives us unconditional love and cares for us as an eternal father. He is always there for us, and His love never fails.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 New International Version
Prince of Peace
Finally, the last title given to Jesus is the Prince of Peace. This title emphasizes His role as the One who brings true peace into our lives. He is the One who can calm the storms of life and give us peace in the midst of chaos. His peace is not just the absence of conflict, but a deep sense of inner calm and contentment that comes from knowing Him.
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When we talk about Jesus as the Prince of Peace, we’re referring to His nature and character. Jesus embodies love, lordship, peace, and joy and He wants to bring them into your life. As you surrender to Him and allow Him to work in your heart, you’ll experience the fullness of His nature and character.
So, let’s explore each of these aspects of His divine nature.
Jesus is Love
Jesus is the embodiment of love. He loves you unconditionally, no matter what you’ve done or who you are. His love is not based on your performance or your worthiness but on His own nature. He demonstrated this love by laying down His life for you on the cross. His love is a selfless, sacrificial love that seeks the best for you, even when it’s difficult.
Jesus is Lord
Contrary to what some people might say, Jesus isn’t just a teacher or a prophet. He is the Lord of all creation. He has authority over all things, and His Word is final. When you submit to His lordship, you are acknowledging His rightful place as the ruler of your life. That means that you trust Him to guide you and direct you, even when you don’t understand His ways.
Jesus is Peace
Shalom is a Hebrew word that means peace, wholeness, and completeness. When we say that Jesus is the Prince of Peace, we’re saying that He brings all of these things into our lives. He restores what has been broken, heals what has been wounded, and brings us into a state of wholeness. His peace isn’t an absence of conflict, but a deep sense of well-being and contentment that only comes from being in a relationship with Him.
Jesus is Joy
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit that comes from being in a relationship with Jesus. When you abide in Him, you experience a deep and abiding joy that is not dependent on your circumstances. His joy is a source of strength and resilience, even in the midst of trials and difficulties. It’s a joy that’s contagious and spills over into every area of your life.
Jesus came to earth to bring peace to all people and reconcile them to God. As you follow Jesus and live in his kingdom, you can experience the peace that comes from being reconciled to God and living in harmony with others.
Here are some of the ways the Prince of Peace accomplished His work.
The Cross and Sin
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins. Sin separates you from God, but Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross made it possible for you to be forgiven and reconciled to God. Through his death, Jesus took the punishment that you deserved, so that you could be made right with God.
The Resurrection and Hope
Jesus’ resurrection from the dead gives you hope for eternal life. Because Jesus conquered death, you can have confidence that you too will one day rise from the dead and live forever with God. This hope gives you the strength to face the difficulties and challenges of life with courage and perseverance.
The Kingdom of Peace
Jesus’ work also includes the establishment of his kingdom of peace. This kingdom is characterized by love, justice, and righteousness. As a citizen of His Kingdom, you are called to live in a way that reflects these values. You are called to love your neighbor as yourself, to seek justice for the oppressed, and to live a life of righteousness and holiness.
The Character of Jesus
Jesus is the Prince of Peace, but what is it about His character that makes Him worthy of this title? Let’s explore some of the key qualities that define Jesus and make Him the embodiment of peace and the perfect example for us to follow in our own lives.
Humility and Patience
One of the most striking things about Jesus is His humility. Despite being the Son of God, He never sought to elevate Himself above others or assert His authority. Instead, He lived a life of service, always putting the needs of others before His own.
This humility was also expressed in Jesus’ patience. He never rushed into things or acted impulsively, but took the time to listen, reflect, and discern the best course of action. He allowed things to unfold in God’s perfect timing and trusted in God’s plan.
The Apostle Paul called on all Christians to follow the example of Jesus by living with humility and compassion, loving one another and creating a bond of peace with everyone we meet.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Another key aspect of Jesus’ character is His wisdom and understanding. He sees beyond the surface level to the true nature of people and their situation. AS part of the Trinity, He has deep knowledge of God’s ways and is able to apply this knowledge in a way that is both practical and compassionate.
This wisdom was also expressed in Jesus’ ability to communicate with others. He taught complex Biblical concepts in a relatable way, using parables and stories to help us understand deep truths that we can apply to our lives today.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Finally, Jesus’ character is defined by His dual role as both Priest and King. As a Priest, He intercedes on our behalf before God, offering up prayers and sacrifices to atone for our sins. As a King, He rules over us with justice and mercy, guiding us toward the path of righteousness.
This combination of roles is what makes Jesus our unique and powerful God. He can offer us both forgiveness and guidance, leading us toward a life of peace and harmony with God and with each other.
This is evident in the book of Revelation which describes Jesus reigning as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
As you explore the history of Jesus, you may be surprised to find that His story spans across both the Old and New Testaments. Whether you are reading about Him in the Old Testament or New Testament, you’ll find that His message of love, hope, and redemption is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.
Here are some highlights of Jesus’ journey.
Jesus in the Old Testament
Although Jesus was not physically present in the Old Testament, His presence is felt throughout. In fact, many prophecies in the Old Testament point to His coming.
As we have already seen, the prophet Isaiah foretold of His birth and title of “Prince of Peace.
While the book of Micah tells us that the coming Messiah will be born in the city of Bethlehem.
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
Micah 5:2 NKJV
These prophecies, and others like them, set the stage for our Savior’s arrival in the New Testament.
Jesus in the New Testament
The New Testament is where we learn the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection. Through His teachings and miracles, Jesus showed us how to live a life of love, compassion, and forgiveness. He also made it possible for us to have a relationship with God by dying on the cross for our sins and rising from the dead on the third.
The Gospel of Matthew echoes the words of the prophet Isaiah, comparing the coming of Jesus to the dawning of Light. It’s a beautiful image of our Savior.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 NKJV
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV
The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.
By applying what you’ve learned about the Prince of Peace, you can be a peacemaker in your own life and in the world around you. If you’ll follow His example of love and forgiveness, you’ll never go wrong.
Jesus and Believers
As a believer, you can experience the peace that He promises. Through faith in Him, you can have a personal relationship with God, which brings a sense of security and comfort.
Jesus offers forgiveness of sins and a new life in Him. His peace is different from what the world offers. He gives you true peace of mind and the joy of the Lord in your heart.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 NKJV
Jesus and the Nations
Jesus is not just the Prince of Peace for people, but also for nations. The peace that He offers isn’t just a temporary absence of war. Instead, it’s a deep and lasting peace that transforms relationships between nations if they will turn to Him and follow His example of love and forgiveness.
He shall judge between the nations,
And rebuke many people;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.
This is what the Lord says to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him And to undo the weapons belt on the waist of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
Isaiah 45:1 NASB
Jesus and Death
Even in the face of death, Jesus offers peace. Through His death and resurrection, he conquered death and gave eternal life to all who believe in Him. This promise of eternal life gives us peace and comfort when we’re facing death or suffer the loss of loved ones.
“I amthe resurrection and the life.He who believes in Me, though he maydie, he shall live.And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:25-26 NKJV
I pray this devotional about Jesus the Prince of Peace has given you direction and wisdom that will help you navigate life’s challenges.
Each scripture is a roadmap for living a meaningful life full of God’s peace. And our focus verse, Isaiah 9:6 reminds us that even in the darkest of times, there’s always hope. Because Jesus offers us a sense of calm that’s hard to find in a world filled with chaos and turmoil. But with Him by our side, we can face any challenge with confidence and courage.
Finally, prayer is a powerful tool that can help you connect with Jesus and find peace in His presence. By taking time to pray and reflect on His teachings, you can deepen your relationship with Him and experience the transformative power of His love.